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Teens Find A Voice By Helping Others Find Theirs

Teens Find A Voice By Helping Others Find Theirs

Young people give voice to the voiceless-and often, the toothless. By Rose Hoban People drive for miles, sleep in their cars, skip work,..

November 29, 2016 with 0 Comments
Candidates Decry High Drug Prices, But They Have Few Options For Voters

Candidates Decry High Drug Prices, But They Have Few Options For Voters

What’s driving the rise in prices and can politicians really influence those costs? By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News In this..

September 22, 2016
People With Obamacare Plans Filled More Prescriptions, But Had Lower Costs

People With Obamacare Plans Filled More Prescriptions, But Had Lower Costs

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News The 2010 health law was meant to expand insurance coverage so that Americans could get medical care..

August 24, 2016
Elderly Hospital Patients Arrive Sick, Often Leave Disabled

Elderly Hospital Patients Arrive Sick, Often Leave Disabled

By Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News Janet Prochazka was active and outspoken, living by herself and working as a special education tutor...

August 11, 2016
When the Snake Bites, the Biggest Pain Can Be in the Wallet

When the Snake Bites, the Biggest Pain Can Be in the Wallet

At a gathering of venom experts in Greenville last week, one of the debates was over the costs and benefits of anti-venom treatment. By..

March 14, 2016
N. C. Medical Society Foundation Gets Grant to Improve Preventive Care in Rural Areas

N. C. Medical Society Foundation Gets Grant to Improve Preventive Care in Rural Areas

By Taylor Sisk The North Carolina Medical Society Foundation was last month awarded a $440,500 Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust grant to..

November 5, 2015
Cisco Gets Serious about Lowering Health Care Costs

Cisco Gets Serious about Lowering Health Care Costs

And they’re doing it by spending money for a new facility to provide health care for their employees. It’s part of a growing trend. By..

October 8, 2015
Autism Insurance Bill Finally Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Autism Insurance Bill Finally Heads to the Governor’s Desk

By Rose Hoban Melissa and Ralph Ripper consider themselves lucky. Even though they don’t make a lot of money – Melissa is a part-time..

September 30, 2015
Feds Send Money to N.C. to Help with Insurance Enrollment

Feds Send Money to N.C. to Help with Insurance Enrollment

Nov. 1 will be the beginning of the third enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and enrollment advisers are..

September 3, 2015
States Looking to Limit Patient Costs for High-Priced Drugs

States Looking to Limit Patient Costs for High-Priced Drugs

States are beginning to limit what patients pay out of pocket for expensive specialty drugs that treat serious, chronic diseases such as..

July 8, 2015
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