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Rural workers have less access to sick leave, forcing them to choose between caring for themselves or family members, and losing pay or perhaps even their jobs when faced with an illness.
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An additional 1,469 acres of prime farmland on 16 farms have been protected through Pennsylvania's nationally recognized farmland preservation program, the Department of Agriculture said today. "Pennsylvania is the national leader in farmland preservation, and today 16 more families protected their land from development, ensuring it will continue to be farmed for many generations," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig.
Despite living in the countryside, where open space is plentiful and there is often significant agricultural production, California's more than half a million rural elders are far more likely to be overweight or obese, physically inactive and food insecure than their suburban counterparts.
Challenges Facing Health Professions Require Comprehensive, National Policy and Action WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The establishment of the National Health Care Workforce Commission is an important first step to developing a comprehensive and coordinated national health workforce strategy.
DENVER, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in an effort to acknowledge the vital services of rural healthcare practitioners across Colorado, State Representative Tom Massey (R-CO), will introduce a House Joint Resolution to recognize "Rural Health Day." A broad network provides healthcare services to more than 666,000 Coloradans living in rural areas, including nine rural hospitals, 29 critical access hospitals, 52 rural health clinics, public health departments, community-funded safety...
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An additional 2,069 acres of prime farmland on 18 farms has been permanently protected through the state's nationally recognized farmland preservation program, acting Agriculture Secretary George Greig said today.
In an effort to develop strategies for breast health awareness in rural populations researchers asked the question, â€œWhat message strategies will motivate Appalachian women to attend to breast health issues and become actively involved in their own breast health?â€
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Agricultural Preservation Board today voted to preserve 3,819 additional acres on 43 farms for future generations through the state's nationally recognized farmland preservation program.
Rural North Dakotans will benefit from seven 2011 Rural Health Information Technology Grants through UND Center for Rural Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND). (Vocus/PRWEB) January 04, 2011 Seven of the many applicants to the Rural Health Grant Program Awards will receive funding for 2011.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiberutilities Group LLC announces its central role in attaining a federal funding commitment letter (FCL) for the deployment of a new $20M fiber optic medical network in Western Nebraska.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.