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Two new medical schools are opening in Montana. But does the western U.S. really need them?

By Andrea Halland, Kaiser Health News Opening two new medical schools in Montana would stretch and possibly overwhelm the state’s physicians who provide the clinical training that students need to become doctors, according to leaders of a University of Washington medical school program that relies on those teaching physicians. The University of Washington School of Medicine’s […]

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Colorado farmworkers could get easier access to medical care under new “bill of rights”

By Esther Honig and Rae Ellen Bichell, KHN SAN LUIS VALLEY — A woman with pregnancy complications needed permission from her boss to visit a doctor. Community health volunteers were turned away from delivering food and covid information to worker housing. A farmworker had a serious allergic reaction but was afraid to seek treatment. To […]

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People fly to Cortez for coronavirus vaccines, but some who live in southwest Colorado can’t reach a clinic

The airport says a lot about Cortez: The single-engine planes that fly into its one-room airport seat nine passengers at most. The city of about 9,000 is known largely as a gateway to beautiful places like Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners Monument. But COVID-19 vaccines have made Cortez a destination in its own right. “We had […]