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IDEAL LIFE's Remote Monitoring System Benefits Rural North Carolina Communities

TORONTO, August 3 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEAL LIFE, INC. announced today that their wireless remote monitoring devices have been selected for use in a state-funded healthcare project in six rural North Carolina communities. The $870,000 grant is the largest Phase II Health Disparities Gra...

Top Obama administration officials to hold rural health community forum

Cabinet Secretaries Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, Tom Vilsack and Eric K. Shinseki will p articipate in community forum and hold m edi a a vailability WASHINGTON , July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser...

Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Commences the Full Implementation of New Rural Cooperative Supply Network Plan

XIANYANG, China, July 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BSPM) ("Biostar" or "the Company"), a Xianyang based developer, manufacturer and supplier of pharmaceutical products and medical nutrients addressing a variety of diseases and conditions, ...

Computer modeling shows strategies to rein in epidemics need to be retooled for rural populations

An infectious disease striking a large city may seem like a disastrous scenario -- millions of people sharing apartment buildings, crammed on buses and trains and brushing past one another on crowded sidewalks. A group of Kansas State University engineers is finding that a truly disastrous epid...

Strategies to Rein in Epidemics Need to be Retooled for Rural Populations, Say K-State Engineers Using Computers to Model Disease Outbreaks in Rural Areas

MANHATTAN, Kan., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An infectious disease striking a large city may seem like a disastrous scenario -- millions of people sharing apartment buildings, crammed on buses and trains and brushing past one another on crowded sidewalks. A group of Kansas State Unive...

Secretary Shinseki Announces $215 Million in Projects for Rural Veterans

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has provided $215 million in competitive funding to improve services specifically designed for Veterans in rural and highly rural areas. "This funding signals a substantial expansion of services addressing...

City-dwellers have higher risk of late-stage cancer than rural residents

People who live in urban areas are more likely to develop late-stage cancer than those who live in suburban and rural areas. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the June 15, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study's results indicate ...

K-State Researchers and Their Partners Making it Easier for Rural Kansans of All Ages to Stay Healthy Despite Limited Access to Facilities Like Bike Trails, Gyms

MANHATTAN, Kan., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With fresh air and wide-open spaces, rural communities may seem like hotbeds for healthy living. Limited access to walking trails, bicycle-friendly streets and gyms tell another story. "I take for granted having a bowling alley or a skate...

Nestle Launches Major Initiatives in Nutrition, Water and Rural Development

Creating Shared Value: a business response to global economic and social challenges NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle today announced three new company initiatives aimed at creating new partnerships with governments, NGOs and small enterprises. The announcement comes as Nestle launch...

Teleradiology offers CT colonography to rural areas

CT colonography, which is a highly effective colorectal screening test, is feasible in rural health centers with the help of teleradiology, according to a study performed at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. Remote CT colonography (CTC) was performed on 86 patients at two remote medica...

New Mobile Mammography Unit Offers Residents of Rural Northern Louisiana First-Ever Access to Free Breast Cancer Screening Exams

Health information exchange technology gives patients initial breast cancer screening results within minutes of exams in high-tech mobile unit. Farmerville, LA (Vocus) April 1, 2009 -- A breakthrough partnership is bringing free digital mammograms for the first time to ...

New Mobile Mammography Unit Offers Residents of Rural Northern Louisiana First-Ever Access to Free Breast Cancer Screening Exams

Health information exchange technology gives patients initial breast cancer screening results within minutes of exams in high-tech mobile unit FARMERVILLE, La., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A breakthrough partnership is bringing free digital mammograms for the first time to over-40 women who live...

New Trend Data Shows Access to Surgical Care at Risk in Rural and Urban Areas of the United States

American College of Surgeons Health Policy Institute issues advance findings of study on migration of surgeons WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons Health Policy Institute will highlight new research today that indicates the shortage of general su...

Grants to Increase Access to Hospice and Palliative Care for Rural and Homeless Veterans Awarded by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is pleased to announce the recipients of its "Reaching Out" grants. Funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the grants program is designed to increase access to hospice and palliative ca...

QHR Employee, Cibola General CEO Named to AHA's Small or Rural Hospital Governing Council

Kenneth Cochran, a QHR associate serving as CEO of Cibola General Hospital in Grants, N.M., was recently elected to represent Region 8 (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming) on the American Hospital Association's Small or Rural Hospital Governing Council. His three-year...

ICTPH Partners With University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing to Enhance Rural Health

HYDERABAD, India, January 16 /PRNewswire/ -- To increase access to healthcare services and improve health outcomes for rural populations, IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health (ICTPH) has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing , USA to pilot the functionality ...

VA Announces $22 Million for Rural Veterans

Peake: Down Payment on Expansion of Services WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has provided $21.7 million to its regional health care systems to improve services specifically designed for veterans in rural areas. "This special allocatio...

MSU doctors bring much-needed psychiatric care to rural areas via technology

EAST LANSING, Mich. To tackle the growing number of psychiatric cases in Michigan's rural areas, particularly among children and adolescents, a team of Michigan State University doctors from the colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Human Medicine meet each week with patients from across the state ...

AHIP: Low-Income and Rural Seniors Depend on Medigap Supplemental Coverage

New Report Analyzing the 2006 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medigap supplemental coverage is a vital option for low and moderate income seniors and those living in rural areas, according to the latest data from the Medicare Current Benefic...

Study Shows High Gum Disease Rates in Rural Appalachia, Sheds Light on Reasons for Tooth Loss

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research on 445 families centered in two Pennsylvania towns and two West Virginia counties shows that 80 percent of adults suffer from more severe forms of periodontal disease, according to Richard Crout, D.M.D., Ph.D., an expert on gum di...

New study on rural HIV care has economic and health implications

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- An Indiana University study found that HIV care providers in rural Indiana report significant stigma and discrimination in the rural medical referral system surrounding issues of HIV and substance abuse. Providers felt that these factors impeded their ability to offer quality ...

Satyam Launches Comprehensive, Mobile Healthcare Program for Rural Indians

- Fully equipped Mobile 104 vehicles provide basic healthcare for residents of remote areas of Andhra Pradesh - Innovative healthcare program integrated with hugely successful Emergency Management Research Institute's 'Call 108' HYDERABAD, India, Aug. 26 /PRNewswi...

VA Opening Rural Health Resource Centers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will open three Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers on Oct. 1 to better understand rural health issues for veterans and develop special practices and products to implement across the country. "For our v...

New $4.2m UQ medical center to boost rural doctor numbers

The University of Queensland is helping to increase medical support in rural communities through its new $4.2 million advanced clinical training facility. UQ's Rural Clinical School, the biggest in Australia, has added a Teaching and Learning Centre to its portfolio, with space to accommodate ...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Grants Gift to American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to Assist Rural Hungarian Women

Women's Health Empowerment Program Raises Awareness about Breast Cancer, Addresses Challenges to Access, Screening and Treatment BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, to...

Cuts to Rural Medicare Providers Prevented

H.R. 6331 moves forward in the Senate with a $2 billion rural package WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 9, the Senate overwhelmingly voted to clear a procedural hurdle on critical legislation to protect access to health care in rural America by a vote of 69 to 30. H.R. 63...

Improving Healthcare in Rural Northern California Goal of One-Day Conference of National and State Healthcare Leaders

UKIAH, Calif., July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- National and regional healthcare leaders will convene in Mendocino County July 18 for a one-day conference, "Connecting California to Improve Patient Care in 2008." "Ultimately we want to improve rural healthcare by increasing the local adoption of elect...

VA Names 13 to Rural Health Advisory Committee

Peake: Group Includes 'Strong Advocates' for Vets in Rural Areas WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake has appointed 13 people to a new Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee, which will advise him on health care issues affecting vet...

Minnesota, National Long Term Care Advocates: Pending Bush Medicare Cut Hurts State's Rural Seniors

New Study: Rural Seniors' Medicare-Financed Nursing Home Care Slashed $3.7 Million in Year Ahead; Federal Lawmakers, In Minnesota This Week, Urged to Publicly Oppose Cuts to Seniors' Medicare Funding MINNEAPOLIS, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With federal lawmakers back in Minnesota this...

National Frontline Caregiver Coalition: Bush Administration Medicare Cuts 'Will Undercut Rural America's Nursing Home Care'

JOPLIN, Mo., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to mobilize opposition to the Bush Administration's planned $770 million regulatory cuts to seniors' Medicare Part A nursing home benefits in the year ahead, the Coalition to Protect Senior Care today urged federal lawmakers...

New Study of Bush Medicare Cuts: Texas' Rural Seniors, Nursing Homes 2nd Hardest Hit in Nation

Texas Health Care Association: Rising Energy and Food Costs, Existing Medicaid Squeeze Already Pose Problem for Texas Facilities AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national study analyzing how Medicare budget cuts proposed by the Bush Administration will impact rural Amer...

AHCA, Alliance Warn Rural Seniors Will Bear Major Brunt of Bush Administration's Medicare Cuts

Rural Seniors in OH, TX, NC, IL, PA, TN, KY, IN, MO, MI Face Greatest, Most Immediate Threat WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Members of Congress are in their home districts this week over the Memorial Day district work period, national and long term care leaders are raising ...

Geisinger hosting national conference to help rural veterans cope with combat stress

DANVILLE, PA. With the war in Iraq in its sixth year and a new generation of veterans requiring care, Geisinger Health System will host a conference May 13 that brings together military and civilian experts to better understand and meet the unique challenges faced by rural soldiers and their fami...

Pennsylvania Agriculture Official Says Passage of PA ABC Crucial to Rural Communities

Says Majority of Uninsured are Working, Struggling to Make Ends Meet HARRISBURG, Pa., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Working adults in rural communities who are struggling with the rising costs of health care would be greatly helped if the General Assembly approves a bill to provide heal...

TennCare and Shared Health(R) Partner to Deliver ePrescribing to Rural Physicians

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bureau of TennCare and Shared Health, Tennessee's largest public/private health information exchange (HIE), have launched a pilot program to introduce ePrescribing capabilities to rural physician practices located throughout the state. The ePr...

Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH) Awards Phoenix Health Systems Endorsed Vendor Status

DALLAS, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Health Systems, a premier provider of integrated professional and technical services focused on the business goals of healthcare organizations, announced today that the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals Management Services, Inc. (TMSI)...

VA Creating Advisory Panel on Rural Health

Peake: We're Bringing Care Closer to Veterans BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake today announced the creation of a special "Rural Health National Advisory Committee" to advise him and the senior leaders of the Department of ...

Menopausal women need better health care and community support in rural areas

Good social support and reliable information are essential for women who find menopause an intense and life-altering experience, especially if they live in rural areas where health services are patchy or inaccessible. Thats the key finding from research published in the latest issue of the Journal...

PA Commission for Women Announces 'Shocking Pink' Osteoporosis Campaign in Rural PA

Ads Increase Awareness, Education about Bone Disease HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To heighten awareness about the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women has partnered with the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Pr...

Internet2 Congratulates FCC Rural Health Care Pilot Program Grant Awardees

Organization Applauds FCC Program to Facilitate Creation of National Health Network and Enable Connections to the Internet2 Network WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet2 applauds the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) and Chairman Martin's action in announcing the grant rec...
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