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We know what works to treat opioid addiction, says journalist Beth Macy. Why aren’t we doing more of it?
If policymakers use market-based approaches to solve healthcare access problems, they need a better understanding of how rural markets work, says one researcher.
The nonprofit RIP Medical Debt has forgiven the debt of more than 10,000 individuals with the help of donors with ties to Appalachia. The organization is launching a campaign to reduce medical debt for more families in the region.
Chris Dykshorn made the most of running his family farm. But the economic and physical stress of the work took their toll. Now Dykshorn's wife, Amber, is telling her story to raise awareness of the mental-health needs of farmers and their…
After lying fallow for more than a decade, the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network grants program gets off the ground this year.
“Despite an improving economy and financial markets, millions of seniors in the United States are going without enough food due to economic constraints,” says a new study on hunger among senior citizens.