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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
State Lends An Ear to Vulnerable Adults, Seniors

State Lends An Ear to Vulnerable Adults, Seniors

There are more seniors who have no one to look in on them when things go wrong. How should the state respond to them? By Thomas Goldsmith..

August 4, 2016
Most of NC’s Well-Known Hospitals Score Low In Medicare’s New Ratings

Most of NC’s Well-Known Hospitals Score Low In Medicare’s New Ratings

Only four North Carolina hospitals received the top rating in a new federal five-star hospital rating system released this week. By Jordan..

July 29, 2016
NC Advocates Fight Move to Cut Federal SHIIP Funding (UPDATED)

NC Advocates Fight Move to Cut Federal SHIIP Funding (UPDATED)

A federal proposal would gut a program that helps tens of thousands of North Carolina seniors. By Thomas Goldsmith North Carolinians who..

July 6, 2016
Study: Primary Care Doctors Often Don’t Help Patients Manage Depression

Study: Primary Care Doctors Often Don’t Help Patients Manage Depression

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Although primary care doctors frequently see patients with depression, they typically do less to..

March 29, 2016
Recipe for a Top 20 Hospital in Western North Carolina

Recipe for a Top 20 Hospital in Western North Carolina

Transylvania Regional Hospital was selected an iVantage Top 20 Critical Access Hospital. Vital to its success has been that it’s..

December 9, 2015
Big Changes Coming to Medicaid

Big Changes Coming to Medicaid

And those changes are not just driven by lawmakers in Raleigh. By Rose Hoban After a three-year debate over the future shape of Medicaid in..

December 7, 2015
Medicare Drug Coverage Confusing, Expensive, Changes Annually

Medicare Drug Coverage Confusing, Expensive, Changes Annually

November 20, 2015
Turning 65 In 2016 Could be Expensive for Many N.C. Seniors

Turning 65 In 2016 Could be Expensive for Many N.C. Seniors

UPDATE: The U.S. Senate passed this bill after midnight Thursday night/ Friday morning, and it’s on its way to Pres. Barack..

October 29, 2015
Bill’s Provision Would Cut Food Stamps for Thousands

Bill’s Provision Would Cut Food Stamps for Thousands

Language in the recent bill to impose more restrictions on immigrants would also cut food assistance for as many as tens of thousands of..

September 25, 2015
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