Articles

A collection of articles that support feature stories in the Rural Monitor.

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

Telehealth’s Future Success Requires a Paradigm Shift

Bill England


William England, PhD, JD, Director of the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, gives a history of telehealth and suggests viewing telehealth as a concept rather than a tool can ensure its future success.

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July 26, 2017