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A Rural Practice Fights to Stay Solvent

A Rural Practice Fights to Stay Solvent

For one of the only pediatric providers in Hertford County, providing care to an underserved rural population is the dream. But the..

October 21, 2014 with 7 Comments
Many Medicare Outpatients Pay More at Rural Hospitals, Federal Report Says

Many Medicare Outpatients Pay More at Rural Hospitals, Federal Report Says

By Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News Many Medicare beneficiaries treated at primarily rural “critical access” hospitals end up paying..

October 9, 2014
Broadband, a Screen and a Mic Connects Patients to Psychiatrists

Broadband, a Screen and a Mic Connects Patients to Psychiatrists

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services now reimburses more telepsychiatry services, potentially increasing access to psychiatric..

September 29, 2014
When a Hospital Closes

When a Hospital Closes

People in Belhaven are getting used to the new reality: Life without a local hospital. By Lisa Gillespie Kaiser Health News People in this..

September 19, 2014
Rural Enrollment Presents Continuing Health Law Challenges

Rural Enrollment Presents Continuing Health Law Challenges

By Shefall Luthra Kaiser Health News Americans living in rural areas will be a key target as states and nonprofit groups strategize how to..

September 9, 2014
A Trailer, Electricity and a Nurse Practitioner Might be the Future of Primary Care in Rural Areas

A Trailer, Electricity and a Nurse Practitioner Might be the Future of Primary Care in Rural Areas

The sole health care provider in the community of Snow Camp operates out of a donated trailer from Sylvan Elementary School to meet the..

September 8, 2014
Residents Urge Stronger Health Protections from Fracking

Residents Urge Stronger Health Protections from Fracking

A wide range of views are expressed at a public hearing on fracking held Friday in Lee County. By Gabe Rivin In a public hearing in Sanford..

August 25, 2014
Senate, House Pass Final Coal Ash Bill

Senate, House Pass Final Coal Ash Bill

Legislative leaders say their coal ash legislation will protect the public’s health. But environmentalists argue that it doesn’t do..

August 22, 2014
Cancer Care Disparities: Where You Live Matters

Cancer Care Disparities: Where You Live Matters

When it comes to cancer care, where a patient lives makes a difference. But in some instances, distance could be an advantage. By Stephanie..

August 14, 2014
Walking to D.C. to Save Belhaven Hospital

Walking to D.C. to Save Belhaven Hospital

What seemed to be a promising agreement between Vidant Health Systems, the NAACP and the town of Belhaven to keep Vidant Pungo hospital..

July 16, 2014
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