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Article ID: 704958

Rural hospitals save money, improve recruiting by using more tele-medicine in their ERs

University of Iowa

A new study from the University of Iowa finds rural hospitals that use tele-medicine to back up their emergency room health care providers not only save money, but find it easier to recruit new physicians.

Released:
5-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST
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    15-Nov-2018 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703732

Home-Based Visits Benefit Rural Patients with Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A pilot program delivered by community health representatives in the homes of patients with chronic kidney disease in Zuni Pueblo in rural New Mexico promoted patients’ active involvement in their own care. • The program also led to modest improvements in several clinical measures, including decreases in body mass index, blood glucose levels, and inflammation, and improved mental health quality of life.

Released:
9-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
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    15-Nov-2018 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703568

Studies Examine Sexual and Reproductive Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Women in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda are often pressured by family and through societal expectations to have more children, but commonly resort to covert or indirect means of contraception to maintain some reproductive autonomy. This is a central finding from a cross-country study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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7-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
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    2-Nov-2018 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 703047

COPD More Prevalent in Poor, Rural Areas of U.S. Regardless of Smoking Status

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Whether they are smokers or not, people living in poor, rural areas of the United States are more likely to have COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Released:
30-Oct-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 703243

U.S. Poverty Numbers Continue to Decline, Researchers Find

University of Notre Dame

New poverty dashboard developed by professors James Sullivan of the University of Notre Dame and Bruce Meyer of the the University of Chicago visualizes more accurate overview of poverty.

Released:
1-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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    31-Oct-2018 9:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 703074

‘Smart Shrinkage’ in Small Towns Driven by Strong Social Infrastructure

Iowa State University

As small Iowa towns continue to lose population, a strong social infrastructure – rather than economic or physical factors – determines whether residents report greater quality of life, according to new research out of Iowa State University.

Released:
30-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 702625

New study finds harmful pesticides lurking in NYS homes

Cornell University

Despite the existence of chemical-free methods to eradicate pests, Americans use more than a billion pounds of pesticides per year. These chemicals are mostly out of sight and out of mind to unsuspecting homeowners, who are typically unaware of how to prevent potential harm – something new Cornell University research is addressing.

Released:
23-Oct-2018 9:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702564

Urban and Rural Rates of Childhood Cancer Survival the Same, Study Finds

Washington University in St. Louis

Childhood and adolescent cancer survival in the United States does not vary by rural/urban residence at the time of diagnosis, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“The widespread availability of public health insurance for children and adolescents and a nationwide network of pediatric cancer providers may explain this finding,” said Kimberly Johnson, associate professor and senior author of the study, “Rural/urban Residence and Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survival in the United States,” published Oct.

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22-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702297

Video Monitoring of Tuberculosis Treatment Effective in Urban and Rural Areas

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with statewide collaborators, report that patients who recorded videos of themselves taking tuberculosis (TB) medications better adhered to treatment than patients who were observed in-person.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    10-Oct-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701707

Study of nearly 41,000 women who almost died giving birth shows who’s most at risk

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Tens of thousands of American women each year need emergency treatment to save their lives while they deliver their babies, or immediately after. A new study shows how much their risk of a life-threatening birth depends on their racial and ethnic background, and their underlying health.

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5-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT

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