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News by Topic: Appalachia

WVU Researchers Focus on School-Based Healthcare in Appalachia
Oct 3, 2018 - Discusses an interdisciplinary team of West Virginia University researchers looking at how school-based health centers can improve both children's health and their educational outcomes. The research will take place over the next three years and focus on the impact of school-based health centers in rural areas of the state.
Source: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, West Virginia University
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The Forgotten Frontier: Nursing Done in Wild Places
Sep 20, 2018 - Highlights the history of the Frontier Nursing Service, which was founded in 1925 in Appalachian Kentucky to provide healthcare in a remote area with few healthcare providers. Features reports and documentaries that captured the care provided, including midwifery services, vaccinations, and other services to meet the healthcare needs of the population.
Source: Circulating Now
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