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Kids Find Their Own Way to Healthy Living

Kids Find Their Own Way to Healthy Living

A program to help middle-schoolers find their own way toward healthy food choices is finding success. This story was originally published..

September 1, 2015 with 0 Comments
UNC Study Finds Rural Medicare Recipients Less Likely to Receive Follow-up Care

UNC Study Finds Rural Medicare Recipients Less Likely to Receive Follow-up Care

Many older patients discharged from rural hospitals end up back in a hospital bed too soon. By Taylor Sisk A team of UNC-Chapel Hill..

August 27, 2015 with 1 Comment
Today’s Rural Hospital Faces Myriad Concerns

Today’s Rural Hospital Faces Myriad Concerns

Small, rural hospitals throughout the country are struggling to stay in business. By Taylor Sisk The citizens of Yadkin County aren’t..

August 24, 2015 with 2 Comments
To Survive, Rural Hospitals Join Forces

To Survive, Rural Hospitals Join Forces

By Michael Ollove Stateline Ask Sam Lindsey about the importance of Northern Cochise Community Hospital and he’ll give you a wry grin...

August 21, 2015
Clock Ticking as EPA Prepares Response Over Hog Pollution

Clock Ticking as EPA Prepares Response Over Hog Pollution

Environmentalists want to clean up North Carolina’s hog farms. To do so, they’re calling on the federal government, which could..

August 18, 2015
‘Those Days’ Are Over, So What Lies Ahead for a Rural Hospital?

‘Those Days’ Are Over, So What Lies Ahead for a Rural Hospital?

While fondly recalling the past, Yadkin County residents ponder the future of their community hospital. By Taylor Sisk To anyone who’s..

August 17, 2015
Belhaven Mayor Looks for Answers to His Town’s Hospital Problem

Belhaven Mayor Looks for Answers to His Town’s Hospital Problem

A rural mayor wades into the ongoing argument over the state’s certificate of need program. By Rose Hoban In a press conference at..

August 13, 2015
Telephone Therapy Helps Older People In Underserved Rural Areas, Study Finds

Telephone Therapy Helps Older People In Underserved Rural Areas, Study Finds

By Lisa Gillespie Kaiser Health News Therapy provided over the phone lowered symptoms of anxiety and depression among older adults in rural..

August 10, 2015
Study: Rural Black Women Suffer Less Depression

Study: Rural Black Women Suffer Less Depression

Southern African-American women who live in rural areas are far less likely to suffer from depression than those living in urban or..

August 7, 2015
New Maps Show Differences in Life Expectancy

New Maps Show Differences in Life Expectancy

August 5, 2015
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