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Carolyn Crist

Decline in rural medical students likely to hurt rural physician workforce

11 Dec 2019

(Reuters Health) - The rural U.S. is already in dire need of more doctors, and with decreasing numbers of medical students coming from rural towns, the problem is likely to grow, a study suggests.

Rural U.S. sees slower decline in childhood deaths

10 Dec 2019

(Reuters Health) – Although mortality rates among U.S. infants, children and teens have declined overall in the last two decades, rural kids still face higher odds of death than urban kids, researchers say.

One in three U.S. high schools have no athletic trainers

05 Dec 2019

(Reuters Health) - One in every three high schools in the U.S. has no access to an athletic trainer, according to a large study.

Rural hospital acquisitions may reduce patient services

05 Dec 2019

(Reuters Health) - Although hospitals can improve financially when they join larger health systems, the merger may also reduce access to services for patients in rural areas, according to a new study.

Diet pills, laxatives may signal eating disorder risk in young women

29 Nov 2019

(Reuters Health) - Teens and young women who use diet pills and laxatives for weight control are five to six times more likely to be diagnosed with an eating disorder in the next three years, a U.S. study suggests.

Inducing labor at 41 weeks safer than 'wait and see' approach

28 Nov 2019

(Reuters Health) - For late-term pregnancies, inducing labor at 41 weeks may be safer than waiting until week 42, a large Swedish study suggests.

No evidence stretching prevents running injuries

28 Nov 2019

(Reuters Health) - It's a common and persistent myth that static stretching improves running performance and decreases the risk of injuries, researchers say.

Banning large-capacity gun magazines could reduce mass shooting deaths: study

26 Nov 2019

(Reuters Health) - A ban on gun magazines that hold a large number of bullets could lower the number of deaths during mass shootings in the U.S., a new study suggests.

Most U.S. planned home births are not low-risk

21 Nov 2019

(Reuters Health) - Experts recommend that home birth only be considered for low-risk pregnancies, but that's often not what happens in the U.S., where no formal guidelines exist, researchers say.

Knee replacement doesn't solve sexual problems

19 Nov 2019

(Reuters Health) - Patients having knee replacement surgery sometimes hope to regain or improve their sexual activity afterward, but that doesn't always happen, a new study finds.

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