This roundup brings together a sampling of recent studies that highlight health-related differences between rural and urban areas.
Rural-urban disparities in cancer outcomes recede for patients enrolled in clinical trials, a new study in JAMA Network Open finds.
A childhood obesity prevention program helped kids get healthier, especially minority children, new research finds.
Having a garden at school might influence whether vegetables are available to children at home, a forthcoming study finds.
Do looser advertising standards produce well-informed consumers, or drive needless demand? We examine the research.
Nearly one-third of mayors believe that city policies won’t lessen health disparities, according to new research from Drexel University.
More adults get checkups and report better health after nurse practitioners gain the autonomy to practice primary care without doctor oversight.
To improve health outcomes for black men, some researchers are bringing care to non-traditional settings, such as barbershops.
Efforts at improving health equity in Oregon have reduced disparities in primary care visits among African American and Native American people.
Dr. Lauren Wallner shares advice on how journalists might reconcile different research findings and how best to conceptualize the growing field of disparities research.