The Rural Monitor
Look What's Coming
A column by Wayne Myers on rural health issues.
February 26, 2015
A look into the complexities of medical insurance and the consequences that rural communities could face if healthcare systems morph into insurance providers.
November 18, 2014
Argues that people underestimate the risk posed by familiar dangers and overreact to strange and foreign hazards.
August 20, 2014
Discusses whether quality measures and patients' wishes may be at odds, and how that affects the perception of whether rural hospitals provide quality care.
May 15, 2014
An early childhood education intervention project in North Carolina is proving to have long-term health benefits for some of the participants 30 years later.
February 12, 2014
The United States spends more on medical care and less on social services than other developed countries, yet social services can be just as important to health outcomes.
November 18, 2013
We need new approaches to keeping people healthy, instead of trying to heal them after they get sick.
August 13, 2013
Poor life expectancy statistics in Perry County, Ky., seem to contradict generally accepted ideas about lifespan factors.
May 15, 2013
After treating many tragic gunshot injuries as a physician, Myers argues that guns need safeguards.
February 21, 2013
Myers visits the year 2019 and likes what he sees, especially the formation of regional health care systems.