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More Returning Vets Suffer From Brain Injuries

Five times as many soldiers returning from the war in Iraq suffer from brain injuries than were originally thought to have this problem, according to a report in USA Today . At least 20,000 veterans of the conflict who were not classified as being wounded at all show signs of brain injuries, the paper found.By the end of September, 4,471 men and…
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Suicide Rate Is Higher for Rural Youth

Rural Americans tend to think of their communities as safer than metropolitan or urban neighborhoods, according to the June 2007 Rural Tracker poll. That's one reason this quote about the rate of suicide among rural young people caught…

Wal-Mart Responds to its Critics

Some 100,000 more Wal-Mart employees have health insurance today than three years ago. That's not by accident, according to a report in the New York Times. Two years ago, Wal-Mart was a punching bag for unions and Democrats…

Robotic Doctors in Rural KY

University of Louisville and Owensboro Medical Health System -- a hospital 100 miles west -- are bringing city physicians to the more rural hospital via a robot. The doctor on wheels is RP-7, the 5' 6" invention of InTouch Health of…

Rural Middle Schoolers Drinking and Driving

They don't even have their licenses; nonetheless, 17% of the rural middle schoolers in a recent University of Georgia study reported that they had driven after drinking alcohol. According to the same study, 45% percent of the students (7th…
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