New research on ICU beds in hospitals reveals how starkly a person's ZIP code affects access to COVID-19 care.
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There are big gaps between urban and rural care for strokes in the US, new research shows. In remote areas, death rates are 21% higher than in cities.
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With many schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, students are getting more learning via the internet. But not everyone has equal internet access.
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Is rural America more or less safe from the coronavirus pandemic? Two public health experts identify some advantages and disadvantages.
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Urban expansion and falling population density in cities worldwide over the last 40 years are leading to problems with efficient use of land.
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Rural kids with lack of internet access or slow connections have lower grades than kids with better access. The gap lasts, too.
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The urban-rural poltiical divide in the United States may go back to where we live, and how many other people we live near, new research shows.
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Roughly one-third of boys and 1 in 10 of girls in rural communities have carried a handgun and many started as early as the sixth grade, researchers say.
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When different kinds of land-use mix—including grassland, forest, urban areas, and bodies of water—the landscape is more productive and stable.
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A new way to measure innovation finds lots of it in rural areas of the United States.
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