Last week started with a potential nuclear standoff, saw two elections go down to the wire, and ended with scientists marching on seven continents in defense of, well, science. As of this article’s publishing, these events…
By Erica R. Hendry, Joshua Barajas
Melissa Range was raised in Appalachian Tennessee, and she says she is constantly exploring through poetry the deep connection she has to that region. “Those mountains have a pull on you. I don’t feel at home there, but I don’t…
By Mary Jo Brooks
Dire dental problems and other health issues keep the nonprofit Remote Area Medical busy running free clinics, particularly in states that didn't expand Medicaid. Even after Obamacare, large coverage gaps still exist in the nation's health care system. Special correspondent…
By PBS NewsHour
By Bob Tedeschi, STAT
In the poorest communities spanning Appalachia, cancer is often a death sentence. But one woman has launched a number of initiatives to try to help.
By Lisa Lerer, Associated Press
Recent events in Appalachia mark a striking political shift for the Clintons, who've long staked their electoral fortunes on working class white voters.
By PBS NewsHour
Cancer is epidemic in eastern Kentucky, a result of medical illiteracy, limited access to care, unhealthy lifestyles and poverty. In fact, life expectancy in the region is five years shorter than the rest of the nation. But state health officials…
Hundreds of dentists travel to Grundy, Va., to help the uninsured each fall.
The migration of the blues from the fields of the Mississippi Delta to clubs on the southside of Chicago has been well-documented by historians and musicologists, but there is also a rich tradition in and around the Appalachian mountains that…
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