Author Archives: Kay Miller Temple

About Kay Miller Temple

Kay Miller Temple, MD, has been a Web Writer for the Rural Health Information Hub since 2017. She tackles medically-intensive subjects, including pieces on colorectal cancer, COPD, antibiotic stewardship, and health literacy. Full Biography

Death Certificates: A Closer Look at Detail

death certificate form


A close look at an actual death certificate document and filing process highlights the path the certificate takes to entry as a vital statistic.

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August 8, 2018

The “M” of MAT: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

prescription pad listing MAT-related medications


MAT, or medication-assisted treatment, is understood as a whole-patient treatment for opioid use disorder, considered a chronic disease. Four MAT medications work differently and help each patient’s unique needs.

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March 21, 2018

Understanding the Science of Pain and Opioids

drawing of brain


Understanding the opioid problem begins with understanding the science behind pain and how opioids relieve pain. It’s also important to understand individuals who might be more at risk of developing opioid use disorder.

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March 21, 2018

Washington Program Trains Dental Super-Generalists to Serve Rural Communities

RIDE student group


How do you attract dental students into practice in rural and underserved areas? With 70% of RIDE graduates practicing in those targeted areas, University of Washington School of Dentistry’s RIDE faculty, a preceptor, graduate, and current student share how it’s done and why it works.

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March 7, 2018