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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
Doctor-Owned Hospitals Are Not Cherry-Picking Patients, Study Finds

Doctor-Owned Hospitals Are Not Cherry-Picking Patients, Study Finds

By Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News Physician-owned hospitals are often vilified in America’s health care system, accused of siphoning the..

September 14, 2015
UNC Study Finds Rural Medicare Recipients Less Likely to Receive Follow-up Care

UNC Study Finds Rural Medicare Recipients Less Likely to Receive Follow-up Care

Many older patients discharged from rural hospitals end up back in a hospital bed too soon. By Taylor Sisk A team of UNC-Chapel Hill..

August 27, 2015
Today’s Rural Hospital Faces Myriad Concerns

Today’s Rural Hospital Faces Myriad Concerns

Small, rural hospitals throughout the country are struggling to stay in business. By Taylor Sisk The citizens of Yadkin County aren’t..

August 24, 2015
Belhaven Mayor Looks for Answers to His Town’s Hospital Problem

Belhaven Mayor Looks for Answers to His Town’s Hospital Problem

A rural mayor wades into the ongoing argument over the state’s certificate of need program. By Rose Hoban In a press conference at..

August 13, 2015
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