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Article ID: 712907

Stoic, resourceful – and at risk for suicide

University of Georgia

A new study led by a University of Georgia researcher, in collaboration with epidemiologists from the Georgia Department of Public Health, has identified some common factors associated with farmer suicide that may help health providers develop strategies to reduce suicide risk.

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15-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 712820

NYU Tandon and Global Public Health Researcher Receives Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

New York University

Rumi Chunara, assistant professor of computer science and engineering and global public health at New York University, has won a Grand Challenges Explorations grant—an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Chunara will pursue an innovative global health and development research project focused on smart immunization targeting in Pakistan using artificial intelligence (AI) and mobile tools.

Released:
14-May-2019 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712268

Patient Visits Higher at Rural Emergency Departments

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study found that rural emergency department visits grew by 50 percent during a 12-year timeframe, suggesting that rural emergency departments serve as safety nets for many patients.

Released:
2-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Diabetics Show Significant Blood Sugar Benefits From Team-Based Care in Rural Communities

Article ID: 712069

Diabetics Show Significant Blood Sugar Benefits From Team-Based Care in Rural Communities

West Virginia University

A team-based model to diabetes care could be essential to helping patients in rural communities lower their blood sugar levels, according to a new study from a team of researchers at West Virginia University. Combining diabetes educators, case managers, pharmacists, nurses, family medicine residents, psychologists and board-certified family medicine attending physicians in the approach to care resulted in better outcomes for patients. Patients who participated in the program saw significant reductions in their HbA1c — or blood sugar— levels.

Released:
29-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Medicaid reimbursement to treat cancer patients with radiation therapy varies widely, study shows

Article ID: 711179

Medicaid reimbursement to treat cancer patients with radiation therapy varies widely, study shows

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

A new study finds wide state-by-state variations in Medicaid reimbursements to physicians who treat cancer patients with radiation therapies. These differences could compound existing disparities in access to health care in rural communities, which tend to have higher Medicaid coverage rates than metropolitan areas.

Released:
11-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Novel Tool Gauges Rural, Older Adults’ Knowledge of Alzheimer’s

Article ID: 710875

Novel Tool Gauges Rural, Older Adults’ Knowledge of Alzheimer’s

Florida Atlantic University

Nursing researchers have developed a novel tool called the “Basic Knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease,” to measure and assess Alzheimer’s knowledge in rural and underserved communities, in a way that matches their socioeconomic, educational and cultural needs. They put the survey to a test at senior centers in the Florida Glades and Appalachian Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama and North Carolina.

Released:
8-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Radiation oncology workforce study indicates potential threat to rural cancer care access

Article ID: 710756

Radiation oncology workforce study indicates potential threat to rural cancer care access

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The newest study of America’s radiation oncology workforce finds that gender and race gaps have narrowed slightly, although persistent and growing geographic disparities point to a need for more equity in access to radiation therapy care. Results of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2017 Radiation Oncologist Workforce Study are published in the March issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal), and an infographic summarizing the results is also available.

Released:
4-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 710637

Research shows impact of poverty on children's brain activity

University of East Anglia

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

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2-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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