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Performance Illuminates Black Men’s Views on Health Care

Performance Illuminates Black Men’s Views on Health Care

A new performance illuminates the health care disparities faced by African-American men in an extraordinary way. By Rose Hoban In North..

October 30, 2014
Stealth Cuts Eat Away at Child Care Programs

Stealth Cuts Eat Away at Child Care Programs

Health advocates sigh with relief at the end of the legislative session if their program is fully funded for another year. Or is it? By..

August 7, 2014
Hospitals’ Purchase Of Doctors Leads To Higher Prices, Spending, Study Finds

Hospitals’ Purchase Of Doctors Leads To Higher Prices, Spending, Study Finds

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News A new study gives ammunition to what health economists and health insurers have argued for years: When..

May 6, 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
Commentary: Telepsychiatry Works As Mental Health Services Come to You

Commentary: Telepsychiatry Works As Mental Health Services Come to You

In rural parts of North Carolina, the option of seeing a mental health professional via video link is easing access to care. By Mebane Rash..

April 1, 2014
Caring for Seniors in a Holistic Way

Caring for Seniors in a Holistic Way

Piedmont Health SeniorCare meets the many needs of seniors and – most important – allows them to remain in their homes and..

March 6, 2014
Texting to Improve Hospital Quality

Texting to Improve Hospital Quality

A local project allows patients and family members to give real-time feedback on patient safety and satisfaction. By Rose Hoban Last..

March 5, 2014
Out-of-pocket Costs Hinder Cancer Healing

Out-of-pocket Costs Hinder Cancer Healing

Studies from several Triangle researchers show challenges for patients. By Stephanie Soucheray It’s the ultimate rubbing of salt in the..

January 13, 2014
Worker Health A Focus for Commerce Secretary Decker

Worker Health A Focus for Commerce Secretary Decker

Last week, Department of Commerce Sec. Sharon Decker spoke to business leaders gathered at the North Carolina Hospital Association about..

November 18, 2013
Different Cultures, Different Systems: Comparing Health Care in the U.S. and Taiwan

Different Cultures, Different Systems: Comparing Health Care in the U.S. and Taiwan

A daylong symposium in Research Triangle Park gave participants perspective on how the health care systems in the U.S. and Taiwan are..

August 28, 2013
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