Bridging The Great Health Divide

  Large swaths of rural America are health care deserts with too few primary care doctors, pediatricians, and OB-GYNs to care for residents

In 207 counties in 2018, there wasn’t a family, general or internal medicine doctor – the primary care doctors mainly for adults, according to an InvestigateTV analysis of federal data.

  Mississippi county has 3x the national average of babies born with a low birth weight

  People are dying earlier and facing more severe health issues in many rural communities

‘Diabetes Belt’ runs through much of Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta

Some rural areas hit hard with cancer deaths

Appalachian, Mississippi Delta regions ‘medically underserved’ for decades

  Colon cancer becoming more of a risk for those under 50

Continued Coverage

  Could diet ward off some brain diseases?

Second dose anxiety continues after winter storms close vaccine sites

  Vaccines roll out to sites in underserved areas of the Jackson-metro

  Health leaders push to inform minority communities on COVID-19 vaccine

Biden opens ‘Obamacare’ window for uninsured as COVID rages

Gray Television to use Google funding toward health coverage in Mississippi Delta, Appalachia

Rural hospitals being strained by COVID-19 patients

At the beginning of March Pickens County Hospital closed its doors because of declining patients and increasing demands. Eight months later, the pandemic has not made life easier for rural hospitals.

  The Investigators: Quitman County will finally get its first grocery store in 3 years

For years now, the people of Quitman County, Mississippi have been without easy access to fresh food.

  Doctor shares how telehealth can help those battling addiction, health conditions amid pandemic

A Tennessee physician who’s recovering from drug addiction himself says telehealth has changed his practice for the better.