Rural Residence Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Failure for Women, Black Men
FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 -- Rural residence is associated with an increased risk for heart failure among women and Black men, according to a study published online Jan. 25 in JAMA Cardiology. Sarah E. Turecamo, from the U.S. National Institutes of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 27, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Most Americans Aren ’t Getting Enough Exercise, Study Finds
Americans aren’t exercising enough. Less than a third of U.S. adults meet suggested benchmarks for aerobic and muscle-building activities set out by health officials, according to a new study released on Thursday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends healthy adults spend at least 150 minutes per week—roughly 20 minutes a day—doing moderate-intensity aerobic exercise and at least two days per week doing muscle-strengthening activities. Only 28% of people in the U.S. are actually following those guidelines, according to the study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tanaz Meghjani/Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire Exercise & Fitness healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

South Africa: New Swine Fever Outbreak Confirmed in Gauteng
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has confirmed a new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) on a farm in Gauteng. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Risks for Heart Failure Rise in Rural America
FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 -- Adults who live in rural areas, and Black men in particular, are at much higher risk for developing heart failure. Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition that develops when the heart fails to pump enough blood for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) CMS HCPCS Modification to Code Set Form; and 2) Emergency Ambulance Transports and Beneficiary Signature. Comments are due by March 28, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 27, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CDC: Proposed Update to the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health; Extension of Comment Period
Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extending the comment period for theNovember 29, 2022, notice seeking comments and suggestions to update the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health (CDC Evaluation Framework) and associated resources. Updates to the CDC Evaluation Framework are needed to continue its valuable use and service to the evaluation field and public health. Information collected will help identify how the framework may have been adapted and used in different settings, what aspects of the framework have been useful, any challenges in using the framework across differen...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 27, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Data Collection to Support Eligibility Determinations for Small Businesses in the Small Business Health Options Program and 2) Data Collection to Support CMS Burden Reduction and Health Informatics Efforts. Comments are due by February 27, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 27, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Montana Pharmacists May Get More Power to Prescribe
Montana Senate Bill 112 addresses the physician shortage by expanding the limited authority Montana gives pharmacists to prescribe medications and devices. Supporters said the measure could help fill healthcare gaps in rural areas in particular, while opponents worry it would give pharmacists physician-like authority without the same education. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 27, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Just 28% Of Americans Are Exercising Enough, CDC Says —And It’s Even Lower In Some Regions
A CDC analysis found stark differences in time spent doing physical activity between different regions of the U.S. and between rural areas and cities. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 26, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carlie Porterfield, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news consumer Source Type: news

Prevalence of Meeting Aerobic, Muscle-Strengthening, and Combined Physical Activity Guidelines During Leisure Time Among Adults, by Rural-Urban Classification and Region - United States, 2020
This report describes survey data showing a low proportion of U.S. adults met leisure-time physical activity guidelines. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 26, 2023 Category: American Health Tags: Adult Health Aerobic Exercise Health Guidelines MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Physical Activity Rural Populations and Health Source Type: news

Your Next Hospital Bed Might Be at Home
In a time of strained capacity, the “hospital at home” movement is figuring out how to create an inpatient level of care anywhere. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Helen Ouyang Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Emergency Medical Treatment Rural Areas CMS Innovation Center (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Source Type: news

The sexual and reproductive health of adolescents with cerebral palsy in rural Bangladesh: a qualitative analysis - Power R, Heanoy E, Das MC, Karim T, Muhit M, Badawi N, Khandaker G.
Adolescents with disability in the Global South have unique sexual and reproductive health (SHR) experiences and needs; however, they are rarely included in SRH discourse. This qualitative study, conducted in rural Bangladesh, used semi-structured intervie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 26, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Hospital Makes a House Call
In a time of strained capacity, the “hospital at home” movement is figuring out how to create an inpatient level of care anywhere. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Helen Ouyang Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Emergency Medical Treatment Rural Areas CMS Innovation Center (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Source Type: news

FCC Improving Support for Digital Health in Rural America
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved several proposals for the Rural Health Care Program to make it easier for healthcare providers to receive support, reduce delays in funding commitments, and improve the efficiency of the program. Reliable high speed connectivity is important for rural healthcare providers to serve patients in rural areas that may have limited resources, fewer doctors, and higher costs for broadband and telecommunications services than urban areas. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 26, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

EOP: Further Efforts To Protect Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services
Executive Order from the Office of the President to protect healthcare service delivery and promote access to critical reproductive healthcare services. This order directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security, to consider issuing guidance for patients seeking legal access to mifepristone, as well as for providers and entities, including pharmacies, that provide reproductive healthcare and seek to legally prescribe and provide mifepristone. This order also directs the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Se...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 26, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news