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Medical students take a close look at potential dangers on the farm

Medical students take a close look at potential dangers on the farm

ORANGEVILLE, Ill. – When his father fell ill several years ago, interactions with his doctors stood apart from Rock Falls native Heather Moser. “Going through this interaction with him and really getting an eye-opening look at a lot of different perspectives, from ER visits to neurology visits and all the things that went with him …

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The Unique Mental Health Challenges Facing Farmers and Farm Workers

The Unique Mental Health Challenges Facing Farmers and Farm Workers

There are many barriers to obtaining mental health care. It’s expensive, not always covered by insurance, and finding a therapist can be difficult. A new report from the Seattle Times says those hurdles can be even higher for people working in agriculture. “I’m amazed at the number of suicides in my own community and in …

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