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Rural African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Appalachians are the most likely to be overlooked in the 2020 census. One reason is lack of internet connectivity.

Whenever we experience stress (especially the bad kind) it can be difficult to manage. That’s why a startup company created a wearable that can help manage stress and regulate it–the Lief smart patch. This wearable device is designed to provide calming exercises when the user’s heart and breathing rates indicates elevated levels of stress.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is teaming up with the popular navigation app Waze on a new initiative designed to make the nation’s roads safer.

 All across the U.S., rural communities’ residents are being left out of modern society and the 21st century economy. Rural Americans want faster, cheaper internet like their city-dwelling compatriots have, letting them work remotely and use online services, to access shopping, news, information and government data.

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has joined a lawsuit that seeks to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules. Miller believes the end of net neutrality rules will lead to Internet service providers charging more, primarily hurting individual consumers and small businesses.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds held the annual condition of the state address this week. She wants to propose a tax reform package to provide tax relief for Iowa's farmers and is calling for the state government to pass legislation that gets Iowa farmers and small businesses affordable health care insurance.

Artificial intelligence is gradually being adopted by health services to assist medics with the diagnosis of serious diseases. In one new development, scientists in Oxford, U.K. have launched an AI system for heart disease.

And it could do it while eliminating herbicides, replenishing topsoil, and reducing carbon consumption. If all goes to plan.

A new study finds that a telehealth platform offering one-on-one coaching and an mHealth app connected to wireless devices can lead to "significant" reductions in weight and body mass and an increase in activity for those struggling with obesity.

House Republican leaders say they will be introducing a series of bills this week to help effect the Trump Administration's pledge last week to boost broadband deployment, including by easing access to federal lands, to help close the rural digital divide.

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