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Pharmacists Get New Duties, Business With New Law

Pharmacists Get New Duties, Business With New Law

A law enacted by the General Assembly last year allows pharmacists to give more immunizations, creating new business for drug stores. By..

April 9, 2014 with 3 Comments
UNC Study: Young Women Know Tanning Beds Harm, Use Them Anyway

UNC Study: Young Women Know Tanning Beds Harm, Use Them Anyway

By Rose Hoban As lawmakers worked their way through a bill to ban tanning beds for teens under 18 years old last summer, researchers at..

February 7, 2014
Brrrrrr … It’s Cold Out; Agencies Get Ready

Brrrrrr … It’s Cold Out; Agencies Get Ready

Overnight low temperatures this week could pose dangers to vulnerable people who don’t have adequate shelter. So, agencies around the..

January 7, 2014
CMS Announces Six New N.C. Accountable Care Organizations

CMS Announces Six New N.C. Accountable Care Organizations

By Rose Hoban The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Tuesday the approval of 123 new accountable care..

December 24, 2013
Insurers’ Risk Assessment of Rural Communities Adds to High Premiums

Insurers’ Risk Assessment of Rural Communities Adds to High Premiums

This is the second of a two-installment story on how the Affordable Care Act is taking shape in the state’s rural communities. Part one..

December 17, 2013
Rural Premium Rates Impacted by Politics, Locale

Rural Premium Rates Impacted by Politics, Locale

In this first of a two-part story, N.C. Health News examines how in rural parts of North Carolina insurance premiums on the federal..

December 16, 2013
Medicare Drug Benefit Re-enrollment Deadline Approaching Fast

Medicare Drug Benefit Re-enrollment Deadline Approaching Fast

The deadline for seniors to update their Medicare prescription-drug plans is this Saturday, Dec. 7. By Rose Hoban Amidst the immense..

December 2, 2013
State Expedites Obamacare Fix

State Expedites Obamacare Fix

By Rose Hoban Hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians who buy insurance on the individual marketplace will be able to keep their current..

November 18, 2013
Who Will Provide Obamacare?

Who Will Provide Obamacare?

Obamacare is coming, and its success depends on primary-care practitioners. But there are not many of them. By Taylor Sisk We’re a hearty..

October 10, 2013
Efforts to Educate Public About Affordable Care Act Gear Up

Efforts to Educate Public About Affordable Care Act Gear Up

On Oct. 1, people needing insurance can sign up to get coverage through the new health insurance online exchanges that have been..

September 17, 2013
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