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WCU hosts first Rural Health Summit
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WCU hosts first Rural Health Summit

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Physicians from across Mississippi gathered together with medical school students at William Carey University for a first-ever conference on rural healthcare.Organizers of the inaugural Rural Health Summit at WCU hope it will improve care in areas such as diabetes and mental health.The event began Friday night and wrapped up Saturday afternoon.“Most of our state is rural and the issues we face in rural America (are) different that we’re going to face in urban areas, so it’s important to set the table to have these kinds of conversation,” said Italo Subbarao, dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at WCU.The summit featured presentations by various physicians. More than a dozen different presentations and workshops took place during the event.“Whether I’m...