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For most of the 20th Century, experts hailed the health benefits of country living. Fresh air, less-crowded living conditions and homegrown food sources were lauded as a preferable alternative to urban living.
Bascom K. Reprinted with permission of the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, 2019;61(5):148-149. RURAL study begins outreach and community engagement in North Mississippi Click here to download the article
At this TEDxBeaconStreetSalon event, Dr. Vasan Ramachandran, PI of The RURAL Study, discusses health inequities in rural areas
Page 6 in the March issue of Mississippi RURAL Health Association's Crossroads discusses UMMC's local engagements that researchers engaged in so far.
In an effort to understand why people born in rural communities in the South live shorter and less healthy lives than their counterparts elsewhere in the same counties as well as across the country, researchers from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and partner institutions announced May 22 the launch... More
Dr. O'Connor, PI of RURAL's Pulmonary Core, has been named one of the top doctors in his field in the Boston area.
Dr. Brody, of RURAL's Social Determinants of Health Core, led the seminar that brought together researchers, medical practitioners, and others to explore topics in rural health and to share research ideas for how innovations in clinical and translational science could improve rural health outcomes.
On Thursday, Nov. 21, the The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) celebrated National Rural Health Day (NRHD). This day recognizes the spirit of rural communities, while raising awareness around the unique health-related challenges that rural Americans face. Given the statistics around the rural health disparities, The RURAL... More
By: "The Brink", which delivers the latest news from Boston University research.
According to a 2017 Centers for Disease Control publication, rural areas of the South have the highest rates of potentially excess deaths related to heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and stroke.