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Lack Of Medicaid Expansion Hurts Rural Hospitals More Than Urban Facilities

Lack Of Medicaid Expansion Hurts Rural Hospitals More Than Urban Facilities

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News It isn’t news that in rural parts of the country, people have a harder time accessing good health..

September 19, 2016 with 0 Comments
NC’s Rural Landfills Have Long History of Conflict

NC’s Rural Landfills Have Long History of Conflict

A local Wake County battle over a landfill has a familiar ring; that’s because the similar battles over landfills have played out..

September 19, 2016 with 1 Comment
Could Drug Diversion Programs Tested In Urban Areas Work for Rural, Too?

Could Drug Diversion Programs Tested In Urban Areas Work for Rural, Too?

After witnessing too many opioid overdose deaths, law enforcement officers decide to get pro-active. By Taylor Sisk Daily Yonder There is..

September 15, 2016 with 0 Comments
Wayne, Lenoir, Greene Counties Combine Forces to Fight Drug Epidemic

Wayne, Lenoir, Greene Counties Combine Forces to Fight Drug Epidemic

An eastern North Carolina conference gathers agencies from multiple counties to collaborate on helping kids affected by the state’s..

August 28, 2016
Obamacare Marketplace Shakeout Rocks Arizona, Southeast

Obamacare Marketplace Shakeout Rocks Arizona, Southeast

North Carolina is one of the states where Aetna’s pullout means there are fewer insurers for consumers to choose from. By Phil..

August 22, 2016
Wilkes Regional Medical Center to Affiliate with Wake Forest Baptist

Wilkes Regional Medical Center to Affiliate with Wake Forest Baptist

By Thomas Goldsmith Wake Forest Baptist Health is taking on a 30-year lease of Wilkes Regional Medical Center in North Wilkesboro,..

August 18, 2016
High Death Rates in Cancer ‘Hotspots’ Across NC

High Death Rates in Cancer ‘Hotspots’ Across NC

In parts of North Carolina, people die from cancers at much higher rates. Some cancers have been linked to malnutrition, race and poverty..

August 9, 2016
Students Learn About Care for NC’s Underserved

Students Learn About Care for NC’s Underserved

Founded by medical students, the MedServe program allows recent college graduates to work in clinics for underserved North Carolina..

July 27, 2016
Kaiser Study: Rural Hospitals Close for Many Reasons

Kaiser Study: Rural Hospitals Close for Many Reasons

There’s no one reason why a rural hospital closes. But the results are often similar – reduced access to certain forms of care...

July 22, 2016
Burlington Family Fights On After Son’s Traumatic Brain Injury

Burlington Family Fights On After Son’s Traumatic Brain Injury

The experiences of two families devastated by traumatic brain injury display the limitations of North Carolina’s ability and..

July 18, 2016
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