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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Caswell County, where William Crumpton works, runs along the northern edge of North Carolina and is a rural landscape of mostly former tobacco farms and the occasional fast-food restaurant. “There are wide areas where cellphone signals are just nonexistent,” Crumpton says. “Things like satellite radio are even a challenge.” Crumpton, who… Read More
The federal government has waived a law that required an in-person doctor’s visit before patients could be prescribed drugs that quell withdrawal symptoms. That’s a boon for patients, counselors say.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A researcher at West Virginia University is heading up a telehealth program to quickly connect people in rural areas with medical care. The college announced the year-long pilot Thursday and said it will start this fall. Participants will have recently left a long-term care center and will be given devices to… Read More