Rural Health Quarterly
August 1, 2017
“Community Health Workers Face A Changing Landscape”
Hospitals and health plans are hiring community health workers to help improve quality of care, but CHWs worry about retaining ties to their communities.
July 21, 2017
Americans overwhelmingly approve of medical marijuana, but research has not kept up with changing norms and laws.
April 21, 2017
Controversial new technologies are transforming how police pursue suspects, monitor suspicious activity and seek to deter crime.
March 6, 2017
“Excess brain fluid may predict autism in high-risk babies”
It may be possible to predict autism in infants who have older siblings with the disorder, according to a news study.
Feb. 10, 2017
“Why do doctors ignore hospital rankings?”
Last year, the government unveiled a new and controversial rating system for hospitals, yet most doctors ignore it.
Jan. 6, 2017
Donald Trump rode a populist wave to the presidency. An assessment two weeks before his inauguration.
Oct. 28, 2016
Americans spend billions of dollars a year betting on sports, the vast majority of it illegally. But there is a growing debate over whether sports betting should be legalized.
June 17, 2016
“Coal Industry’s Future”
The coal industry is getting crushed as power plants turn to cheap, cleaner natural gas and zero-emissions solar and wind power.
April 22, 2016
“Managing Western Lands”
A quiet rebellion is seeking to force the federal government to relinquish public land to Western states.
Sept. 18, 2015
“Far Right Extremism”
The massacre of African-American worshippers at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. has spurred debate about the strength of the government's efforts to fight far-right extremism.
March 20, 2015
Online dating is a multibillion-dollar industry. Yet some researchers say matchmaking algorithms are no better than chance at providing suitable partners.
Dec. 2, 2014
“As simple as holding hands: Creating bonds when memory fades”
Experts recommend using the senses to bond with those with dementia.
Nov. 25, 2014
“Dad, can you drive? Knowing when an elderly parent needs to stop”
Experts point out the signs of risky driving and say training may help.
Nov. 17, 2014
“Vegetables hit school lunch trays, but most kids don't bite”
Most kids who put a veggie on their lunch tray don’t eat it, but changing the noise level and making other changes to the cafeteria environment can help.
Oct. 31, 2014
“Campus Sexual Assault”
Charges of sexual assault on college and university campuses — and how school officials investigate and adjudicate them — are receiving unprecedented attention.
Sept. 12, 2014
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers, but mental health experts don’t fully understand the causes of suicide.
June 30, 2014
“So Long, Stirrups? Doctors Group Nixes Routine Pelvic Exams”
The American College of Physicians says doctors should not do pelvic exams on non-pregnant adult women with no symptoms of disease.
June 27, 2014
“Assessing the Threat From al Qaeda”
Since 9/11, al Qaeda has become more decentralized, and some say stronger, with affiliates launching sectarian attacks in the Middle East, Somalia, Algeria and beyond.
May 2 2014
“Back to Sleep: Parents Ignore Warnings Against Tummy Sleep”
A significant number of infants are still placed on their stomachs or sides to sleep — despite a campaign to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by placing babies on their backs.
April 24, 2014
“Drink Up: More Coffee Could Lower Diabetes Risk”
New research suggests that an extra cup of coffee is associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Jan. 24, 2014
Political pressure is building on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, which has remained at $7.25 an hour since 2009.
Jan. 14, 2014
“Studies find small risk from rotavirus vaccine”
Babies vaccinated against rotavirus may have a small risk of a dangerous intestinal blockage, researchers report, but the CDC says vaccination is still worthwhile.