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National Rural Health Day

Posted: Thursday, November 15th, 2012 at 6:20 am
Author: KCII News - Nathan Swenson

A chance to recognize a profession that plays a crucial part in any community, but especially in rural areas is today. Lynn Fisher with Washington County Public Health says it’s important to recognize and thank the healthcare providers who choose to work in rural communities, an area vital to Iowa. She says National Rural Health Day recognizes the challenges health care providers in these areas face, like more people without health insurance and higher levels of hypertension and cholesterol.