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For Mothers, Better Monitoring Arrives Digitally
Oct 12, 2018 - The Before Baby: Avera Remote Gestational Diabetes Monitoring program in Mitchell, S.D. provides remote home monitoring of blood sugars in pregnant women with suspected blood sugar problems. The remote monitoring of blood sugars allows providers to more closely monitor blood sugar in rural patients and make immediate treatment recommendations.
Source: The Daily Republic
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New Grant Supports Cancer Prevention and Control in Rural Iowa
Oct 12, 2018 - The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa has received supplemental funding from the National Cancer Institute to develop research strategies to support rural hospitals and providers in addressing cancer-control disparities.
Source: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
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Compassion, Faith Drive FPOY to Help Patients, Community
Oct 11, 2018 - Will Cooke, M.D. has been named the American Academy of Family Physicians 2019 Family Physician of the Year. Provides highlights from his career, including his work with HIV/AIDS patients and how he helped his community of Austin, IN during the worst drug-related HIV outbreak in the United States.
Source: American Academy of Family Physicians
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UAMS Utilizes Telemedicine Program to Provide Faster Stroke Treatment
Oct 11, 2018 - Highlights the Arkansas Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support (AR SAVES) program, a pilot program that allows physicians to assess suspected stroke patients using telemedicine while in transit via ambulance to local hospitals. Many of the hospitals participating in the program are located in rural parts of the state.
Source: THV11
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How Hospitals Are Reaching into Their Communities to Address the Social Determinants of Health
Oct 9, 2018 - Profiles three case studies from hospitals that have implemented programs to address food insecurity and homelessness in an effort to improve health outcomes. Includes a summary of a diabetes education and nutrition program in rural Illinois.
Source: American Hospital Association
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Panel Studies Ways to Reduce Suicide Among Oklahoma Veterans
Oct 5, 2018 - The Oklahoma Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee met to discuss veteran suicide in Oklahoma. 21% of suicides in the state are veterans. Of Oklahoma veterans who have committed suicide, 80% were diagnosed with depression and 16% were diagnosed with PTSD. One of the issues identified was access related to veterans having to drive long distances for care.
Source: Owasso Reporter
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Telemedicine Helps Reach Stroke Patients in Rural Illinois
Oct 3, 2018 - Discusses the use of telemedicine to treat stroke patients in Illinois, with a particular focus on rural areas of the state. Telestroke programs can dramatically improve patient outcomes, and fortunately are relatively widespread in the state.
Source: WSIU
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Bad Air And Inadequate Data Prove An Unhealthy Mix
Sep 21, 2018 - Discusses efforts by local health and environmental groups in San Joaquin Valley, California to monitor air quality. They have distributed 20 monitors that allow residents to see in real-time if they need to take extra precautions before leaving the house.
Source: Kaiser Health News
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Death Rates Up for 5 of the 12 Leading Causes of Death
Sep 20, 2018 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics released an annual report on the health of the nation, Health, United States, 2017. Included in this report is an in-depth special feature on mortality in America, closely examining drug overdoses, suicides, and chronic liver disease because they have contributed to life expectancy drops in recent years.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Study Documents Poor Mental and Physical Health in Rural Borderland Community Members
Sep 20, 2018 - Details the results of a recent study from the University of California, Riverside, which found that farmworkers and their families face a number of challenges that create significant and chronic stress. This can affect physical as well as mental health.
Source: University of California, Riverside
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