Topics: Minnesota

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Feasting on Rural America: The Spread of Tick-Borne Diseases

Blacklegged tick

Photo credit: James Gathany,
CDC Public Health Image Library


Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses have become the most prolific zoonotic diseases in our nation. Because of their proximity to tick environments, rural areas are more susceptible. In this article, we hear from a Lyme disease patient, a scientist, psychiatrist, nonprofit leader, and a medical doctor about the spread and what’s being done about it.

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May 17, 2017

Bringing Law and Medicine Together to Help Rural Patients

Attorney Catherine Schultz and Dr. Jeff Martin


Much of a person’s health is determined by social and environmental factors such as housing or access to healthcare. When these factors negatively affect a person’s health, legal intervention combined with medical care may be the best treatment.

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October 19, 2016

An Interview with John Halfen, M.D.

John Halfen


Halfen, the Medical Director of Lakewood Health System in Staples, Minn., discusses the challenges of transitioning to a patient centered medical home model.

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August 20, 2014

An Interview with Terry Hill

Terry Hill


The Executive Director of the National Rural Health Resource Center talks about health reform challenges for hospitals, starting the Center, staying fit, and getting ready to step down as director.

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August 13, 2013

An Interview with Clint MacKinney, M.D.

Clint MacKinney, MD, MS


MacKinney, an emergency room doc, professor and RUPRI Health Panel member, discusses how health care can be transformed to a system of care that responds to patient and community needs.

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May 15, 2013

An Interview with Barb Fabre

Barb Fabre-Ojibwa Nation


An interview with Barb Fabre, an enrolled member of the Ojibwa Nation in Minnesota and director for the White Earth Child Care program, who describes life on the reservation, and the unique challenges facing childcare providers there.

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November 19, 2012

Services Integration Strengthens Rural EMS

Simulations in Clatsop County


By integrating rural EMS with other services, programs in Oregon, Minnesota and Maine are improving patient care, EMS response times and provider skills.

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August 16, 2012