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Dec 7, 2023 - Highlights the food sovereignty movement, an effort to return traditional Indigenous gardening and food supply practices to Native communities. Discusses food deserts on reservations and higher rates of health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes for American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
Source: KFF Health News, NPR
Nov 29, 2023 - Highlights the potential connection between environmental contaminants in water and health, particularly pediatric cancer, in rural Nebraska and other parts of the Midwest. Discusses the current standard for nitrates, efforts to re-evaluate the standard, and the potential impact on rural communities.
Source: WVPE
Oct 25, 2023 - Discusses challenges with accessing mammograms for women in rural areas. States that distance to healthcare services, insurance status, time away from work, and childcare are contributors to the challenges. Notes that rural women have worse breast cancer survival outcomes than urban women due to late diagnosis.
Source: Successful Farming
Oct 19, 2023 - A new mobile clinic will offer mammograms in rural Georgia next year. Notes that early detection improves cancer outcomes and the mobile clinic will increase access to screenings for the region.
Source: WGXA News