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People in rural areas face some different health issues than people who live in towns and cities. Getting health care can be a problem when you live in a remote area. You might not be able to get to a hospital quickly in an emergency. You also might not want to travel long distances to get routine checkups and screenings. Rural areas often have fewer doctors and dentists, and certain specialists might not be available at all.

Because it can be hard to get care, health problems in rural residents may be more serious by the time they are diagnosed. People in rural areas of the United States have higher rates of chronic disease than people in urban areas. They also have higher rates of certain types of cancer, from exposure to chemicals used in farming.

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  1. Rural Health Concerns (National Library of Medicine)  
    People in rural areas face some different health issues than people who live in towns and cities. Getting health care can be a problem when you live in a remote ...
  2. ... November 11, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Genetic Counseling Rural Health Concerns Women's Health TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Telephone counseling on genetic testing is as effective as in-person counseling ... women in rural areas, the researchers noted. This study included 988 ...
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  4. ... health outcomes for all people Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Has had a longstanding concern with the diverse health needs of rural minority ...
  5. ... services such as mental health can be a concern. Co-location or integration of behavioral health services with primary care can help. How many rural Americans are without health insurance? According to the ...
  6. Rural Health Clinic (RHC) The Rural Health Clinics (RHC) program is intended to increase primary care services for Medicaid and Medicare patients in rural communities. ...
  7. What Is Rural? (Rural Information Center)  
    What is Rural? Rural Information Center (U.S.) Beltsville, MD: USDA, National Agricultural Library, Rural Information Center, [2014] Rev. Revised and updated ...
  8. ... to make rural EMS an area of critical concern. Sources: Trauma ... Rural Health , 2005; Rural and Frontier Emergency Medical Services: Agenda ...
  9. Medicaid Frequently Asked Questions (Rural Assistance Center)  
    ... qualify for Medicaid, if expanded. Other, more general concerns include: ... as mental health professionals, to meet the needs of Medicaid recipients. ...
  10. Aging Frequently Asked Questions (Rural Assistance Center)  
    Rural Aging Today, older Americans are living longer. In 2010, nearly 40 million people age 65 and over lived in the United States. This number represents ...
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