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New Study at UMMC to Explore Disease Risk Factors in Rural South

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 today announced the launch of... More

Q&A: What’s driving health issues in rural America?

A newly launched study called RURAL, from researchers behind the long-running Framingham Heart Study, will follow 4,000 participants over the next six years in 10 low-income counties in Kentucky, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi to better understand the factors driving conditions like diabetes and obesity that disproportionately affect people in the South.

UMMC study to explore why rural Mississippians die younger than others

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 today announced the launch of... More

Framingham Heart Study Inspires Researchers to Hit the Road

To find out the answer, the researchers will travel by custom van, built as a mobile examination unit, to examine 4,000 study participants over the course of six years in 10 counties across Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.