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Survey: Insurance Rates Lag in Health Law Holdout States

Survey: Insurance Rates Lag in Health Law Holdout States

By Eric Whitney Kaiser Health News A Gallup poll released Tuesday says that the Affordable Care Act is significantly increasing the number..

August 7, 2014
Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Puts Doctor Ratings Online

Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Puts Doctor Ratings Online

In an age in which people can find ratings on restaurants, books, movies and the stuff they buy on Amazon, why don’t patients know..

July 2, 2014
NC Hospitals Among Those Facing Medicare Crackdown on Patient Injuries

NC Hospitals Among Those Facing Medicare Crackdown on Patient Injuries

By Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News During a hernia operation, Dorothea Handron’s surgeon unknowingly pierced her bowel. It took five days..

June 25, 2014
Press Release: GlaxoSmithKline to pay $105 million over improper drug marketing

Press Release: GlaxoSmithKline to pay $105 million over improper drug marketing

States reach settlement over drugs Advair, Paxil and Wellbutrin Raleigh: Drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline will pay North Carolina and 44..

June 4, 2014
Tanning Bed Bill Languishes in State Senate

Tanning Bed Bill Languishes in State Senate

A bill that would restrict the use of tanning beds by teens under 18 made it through the House last year … and has been sitting ever..

May 23, 2014
Rabies Season Strikes

Rabies Season Strikes

By Stephanie Soucheray For most, hearing the word “rabies” conjures up a few images: The tear-jerking finale of Old Yeller or being so..

May 21, 2014
States Confront ‘New Mindset’ on Home Care Workers’ Wages

States Confront ‘New Mindset’ on Home Care Workers’ Wages

By Pamela M. Prah Stateline A new rule from the Obama administration designed to provide better pay and working conditions to two million..

May 2, 2014
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
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
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