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Op-Ed: People of Color Should Fear Disease More Than Vaccines

March 12, 2021

In this guest piece, Dr. R. Lawrence Hatchett, a urology specialist at Heartland Regional Medical Center, stresses the importance for people—regardless of race—to get the COVID vaccine
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Op-Ed: I Specialize in Allergies. Here's Why I'll Be Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

January 4, 2021

As we start to "return to normal" after a pandemic that claimed many lives and shut down our economy, one physician specializing in the immune system and allergies is vocal about their thoughts on the COVID vaccine. 
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Improving Access to Clinical Trials in Rural Areas

October 2020

In October's issue of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Research Review, President Jack Hensold, MD, Bozeman Deaconess Cancer, shared how academic partnerships and an increase in telehealth usage have helped patients in rural communities access clinical trials, and close the gap in cancer research.
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Rural Cancer Care During a Pandemic

April 14, 2020

In 2017, Chad Pedersen, MD joined Sidney Health Center as its only medical oncologist. Since then, he has cared for a medically underserved population of cancer patients who are often low-income and may live more than a two-hour drive from Dr. Pedersen’s practice. The dawn of COVID-19 has stretched Sidney’s already-scarce medical resources, and Dr. Pedersen and his staff—like many other providers—have had to improvise to maintain the care and treatment of their oncology patients in the midst of a pandemic. He shared with ACCCBuzz his experience of delivering cancer care in rural America during COVID-19.

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