Rural health

Get All the Facts About the National Rural Health Association

Everyone knows that cities have a strong need for medical professionals. After all, we've all seen ER. On television shows, city emergency rooms (and hospitals in general) are always understaffed, with doctors and nurses and other medical professionals scrambling to keep up with an ever-increasing patient load. All of this might make for interesting drama, but the truth is that rural areas have a far greater shortage of medical personnel than urban areas.

Nurses for Hire: A Nationwide Look at Nursing

Hector M. Benitez

While the nursing profession has felt some effects of the economic downturn during the past several years, it still remains one of the most stable careers in the country. It's a profession that can't be outsourced, and many employers are hungry for well-trained nurses to join their organizations. 

Mobile Mammograms Serve AI/NA Women

The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently launched a new digital mammography unit, the Mobile Breast Care Center (MBCC), which will improve access to mammography services for American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) women.

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