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By Edwin Leap

Suicide and the Rural ER

Rural patients struggling with mental-health issues often use the emergency room as their first point of contact with the medical system. But the next step in treatment is uncertain -- or nonexistent -- for patients without deep pockets.

Snake Bites and Swimming Holes

Snakes and chainsaws and sunburns, oh my! Along with the pleasures of summer activities come the dangers. Especially in rural areas, where hospitals are often further away than in the city. Here are some things to look out for when you're…