ICU beds are scarce in low-income areas

New research on ICU beds in hospitals reveals how starkly a person's ZIP code affects access to COVID-19 care.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: poverty covid-19 hospitals money united-states rural-communities featured health-and-medicine neighborhoods emergency-medicine

Stroke death rates are far higher in rural areas

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.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: cities hospitals rural-communities featured health-and-medicine strokes emergency-medicine

4 challenges schools face in moving education online

With many schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, students are getting more learning via the internet. But not everyone has equal internet access.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents internet rural-communities computers mobile-devices society-and-culture

Pros and cons for rural America in coronavirus pandemic

Is rural America more or less safe from the coronavirus pandemic? Two public health experts identify some advantages and disadvantages.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: covid-19 hospitals rural-communities health-and-medicine

In 40 years, cities ate up a surprising amount of rural space

Urban expansion and falling population density in cities worldwide over the last 40 years are leading to problems with efficient use of land.

Texas A&M University • futurity
March 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cities agriculture rural-communities earth-and-environment land

Rural kids fall behind in school because of bad internet

Rural kids with lack of internet access or slow connections have lower grades than kids with better access. The gap lasts, too.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
March 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: education internet money rural-communities society-and-culture

How close you live to a city shapes your politics

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.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cities politics united-states rural-communities society-and-culture identity voters

Some kids in rural areas start carrying handguns as early as 12

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.

U. Washington • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: childrens-health rural-communities society-and-culture health-and-medicine violence guns

Land-use ‘mosaic’ is best for productivity and stability

When different kinds of land-use mix—including grassland, forest, urban areas, and bodies of water—the landscape is more productive and stable.

U. Zurich • futurity
Jan. 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cities climate-change biodiversity agriculture forests rural-communities earth-and-environment

There’s lots of ‘hidden’ innovation in rural areas

A new way to measure innovation finds lots of it in rural areas of the United States.

Kristen Devlin-Penn State • futurity
Jan. 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: innovation business rural-communities science-and-technology

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