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Feb 11, 2020 - Summarizes a study which showed that rural doctors have salaries approximately 5 to 10 percent higher than doctors practicing in urban areas. Describes the importance of offering higher salaries, tuition assistance and other incentives to recruit healthcare professionals to work in rural communities.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jan 8, 2020 - The University of Virginia Health System has implemented a telehealth program to evaluate the level of stress in rural survivors of neck and head cancer, a population reported to have a high rate of suicide. Video discusses some of the challenges of the program, including patients' lack of broadband access, and highlights success in lowering the stress level of program participants.
Source: NBC 29, Virgina

Last Updated: 2/11/2020