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2008-12-26 22:03:45

Country life may provide scenic tableaus but a U.S. study found injuries requiring hospitalization occur at much higher rates in rural areas than elsewhere. West Virginia University researchers analyzed all reported injuries of people who were admitted to U.S. hospitals for treatment in 2004. They found hospitalization rates for injuries were 35 percent higher in sparsely populated rural counties and 27 percent higher in more populated rural counties. The perception is that life in rural...

2008-11-13 15:00:11

One of the most innovative rural development tactics tried in recent years is a slickly-produced Web site designed to extol the virtues of living in Nebraska's small towns. Since it was launched as an e-magazine in 2006, Nebraska Rural Living has seen a steady rise in visitors, today averaging some 12,000 a month. A recent total redesign of the site with new graphics and cutting-edge Web applets is intended to amplify one of NRL's core messages: small towns aren't necessarily Hicksville....

2008-09-27 18:00:28

WELSH weather girl Sian Lloyd, left, has joined leaders of countryside organisations across the UK in sending messages of support for this year's Rural Health Week, which begins on Sunday. This year's theme, A breath of fresh air - Making tracks to health and wellbeing in the countryside - aims to highlight the links between health and the environment. Raising the profile of rural health issues, the week is designed to bring together people at all levels, from individuals and voluntary...

2008-09-10 21:00:26

By Mark Branagan The concerns about healthcare provision, especially in the remote communities of North Yorkshire, will come under the spotlight at the next meeting of the county council's scrutiny of health committee on Friday.Top of the agenda will be the public consultations on a Government White Paper setting out proposals for expanding high- quality pharmaceutical services and developing the role of pharmacists as a leading clinical profession within primary care.North Yorkshire has a...

2008-09-10 18:00:33

GP SURGERIES which dispense medicines are being forced to close because of a legal loophole in Wales, it was claimed last night. The Conservatives launched a stinging attack on the Welsh Assembly Government for failing to protect such practices, which are mainly based in rural areas. The criticism comes as two South Wales surgeries were forced to stop dispensing prescription medicines direct to their patients. Under regulations from 1992, which are still in force in Wales, dispensing...

2008-08-03 06:00:25

By Matt Ehlers, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 3--ENGELHARD -- It's a long commute for Sally Messick every week, making the four-hour drive from her home outside Pittsboro to Engelhard in Hyde County on the coast. As a family nurse practitioner, she could find work closer to home. But it would not bring her the same satisfaction. "Health care providers are one per square inch in Wake and Durham and Chatham counties," she says. There is only one medical practice in...

2008-07-27 03:00:19

By Strayhorn, Carole Keeton A young, growing population Texas is blessed with a stable economy, abundant natural resources and some of the nation's best infrastructure. But its biggest asset may be its dynamic and growing population. Our state is growing quickly and changing as it grows. Growth and change present the state with both challenges and opportunities, but in all it serves as a solid guarantee of continuing economic expansion. A State on the Grow Today, with 23.9 million...

2008-06-25 18:03:07

By Michael Tutton, THE CANADIAN PRESS KILDARE CAPE, P.E.I. - Noralee Harper is thinking about moving from her home nestled in Prince Edward Island's picturesque countryside because she can't find a family doctor for her twin seven-year-old sons, who have had serious illnesses. She says health care will be the key deciding factor in whether she and her husband, Michael, and their four boys decide to stay in Kildare Cape. Harper, 32, is deeply attached to her home amid picture-postcard...

2008-06-15 00:00:00

By Matt Chorley London Editor Small gp practices will disappear if the Government forces through plans that could to strip them of their pharmacies, campaigners warned last night. Under a shake-up of the way patients buy drugs and collect prescriptions, surgeries could see their dispensing counters taken over by high-street chains with the potential to leave GPs unable to sustain their roll numbers. It would most severely hit smaller practices outside large towns. Patients could also lose...

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2007-07-26 10:31:19

WASHINGTON -- Rural students perform better in science than their urban counterparts, and rural teachers are generally happy with their schools, a federal study says. While many education reports examine urban issues, this Education Department study provides a snapshot of what's happening in rural schools. In all, about a third of U.S. public schools are located in rural areas. Generally, areas with fewer than 500 people per square mile are considered rural by the Census Bureau. When it comes...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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