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A Medical School for the Mountains: Training Doctors for Rural Care
by James E. Casto

Photo of medical student Kari Lindsey and physicia

Training primary care doctors for Appalachia is an important part of the mission of Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine.


Saving Young Lives
by Carl Hoffman

Critically ill children in Appalachian Alabama are reaching the care they need through the Carraway Life Saver emergency helicopter transport program.


A Conversation on Rural Health Care
by Fred D. Baldwin

Wayne Myers, director of the Office of Rural health Policy, discusses the state of health care in rural Appalachia today.


Access to Care: Overcoming the Rural Physician Shortage
by Fred D. Baldwin

A mobile diabetes clinic, a telemedicine program, and a new medical school are examples of health projects that are improving access to care in rural Appalachia.


Appalachian Scene: Eula Hall: A Driving Force for Change
by Lynda McDaniel

Eula Hall began building her clinic in 1973 with donations of $1,400 and a commitment from two local doctors. Today, the Mud Creek Clinic in Grethel, Kentucky, serves over 7,000 patients a year from a modern 5,200-square-foot facility.


Hot Springs Health-Care Pioneers
by Elizabeth Hunter

Community-based health care was a novel concept when the Hot Springs Health Progrm opened its doors 25 years ago. Today, the North Carolina program operates four busy medical centers and has served as a regional model.


Challenging Cancer at the Grass Roots
by James E. Casto

The National Cancer Institute has launched an initiative aimed at combating cancer in Appalachia. Teams of citizens at the local level are providing the muscle for the Appalachia Leadership Initiative on Cancer.


Rx for the Rural Health-Care Shortage
by James E. Casto

Two states have taken positive steps to increase the number of health-care professionals in rural areas.

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