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Chronic Disease in Rural America – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Dec 23, 2019 - Summarizes research on long-term ozone and wood smoke exposure and its effect on the lung health of smokers and non-smokers. Former and current smokers were found to be at high risk of chronic lung disease and more susceptible to environmental factors, and rural residents, who are more likely to use wood or coal as a primary heat source, were found to have COPD rates twice that of urban areas.
Source: News Wise
Dec 16, 2019 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking published and unpublished scientific information submissions to inform their review on the Management of High-Need, High-Cost Patients: A Realist and Systematic Review. The full review protocol is available for review on the AHRQ website. Submissions are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Dec 16, 2019 - The Journal of Behavioral Medicine has issued a call for papers for a special issue on rural behavioral health. Submissions are due by June 1, 2020 and must be submitted on the journal's website.
Source: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Dec 11, 2019 - Provides an overview of research that found Appalachian surface mine dust contains more silica than dust in underground coal mines. Identifies a link between silica and black lung disease and reports that levels of silica in 15 percent of coal dust samples from surface mines were above the permissible level.
Source: Ohio Valley Resource

Last Updated: 12/23/2019