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The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Survey finds relatively few patients have used tele-health, which offers opportunities to rural areas

Most Americans are willing to consider using remote access telecommunications for medical appointments, but only a fraction have actually utilized "tele-health" services, according to a rece...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Where doctors have a high rate of privately insured patients who abuse painkillers, county-by-county

After analyzing hundreds of millions of commercial health insurance claims, researchers have found that diagnoses increased six-fold from 2012 to 2016, from 241,000 patients to 1.4 million, ...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Wind farms and new transmission lines spark conflicts in rural Missouri, farmer-columnist writes

"The growth of wind farming in Missouri creates green energy and less dependence on out-of...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Trump's pro-coal policies don't include transition help for workers like Obama's anti-coal policy did

Coal towns suffering from changes in the energy market might get some help from President Trump's policies, but they are not going to get the transition help they were promised by then-Presi...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Horizontal hydraulic fracturing for oil is running into old-style oil wells and damaging them

A hydraulically fractured oil well near Stillwater, Oklahoma(Photo by J. Pat Carter, Getty...
The Rural Blog · 2d ago

Poll finds that rural Americans feel disrespected by the news media, more so than other citizens

A new poll finds that 60 percent of rural Americans think the news media respect them "only a little" or "not at all."The Survey of Rural America, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation a...
The Rural Blog · 2d ago

Federal courts consider limiting remote access to records, a potential blow to rural journalism

Citing security fears surrounding an increase in deaths and threats to witnesses and informants, the federal judiciary has come up with new rules for sealing and sharing evidence, and is con...
The Rural Blog · 2d ago

Researchers: Corn better used as food than biofuel

Kumar and Richardson (University of Illinois photo)Researchers at the University of Illino...
The Rural Blog · 2d ago

Ranchers sue USDA to get labeling of meat imports

Photo via Morning Ag ClipsCattle ranchers are suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture in ...
The Rural Blog · 3d ago

Foundation says 44 counties, so far, are at risk of having no Obamacare insurers in 2018

One reason many Republicans in Congress give for repealing and replacing "Obamacare" is th...