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WNC Rural Health Symposium Underscores Issues, Offers Solutions

WNC Rural Health Symposium Underscores Issues, Offers Solutions

Health care providers, educators and students gathered in Asheville last week to discuss the region’s health care needs. By Taylor Sisk..

March 30, 2015 with 0 Comments
Rural Hospitals, One of the Cornerstones of Small-town Life, Face Increasing Pressure

Rural Hospitals, One of the Cornerstones of Small-town Life, Face Increasing Pressure

Guy Gugliotta Kaiser Health News Despite residents’ concerns and a continuing need for services, the 25-bed hospital that served this..

March 23, 2015 with 0 Comments
An Evening of Community Care

An Evening of Community Care

A rural Western North Carolina clinic offers care to those who’ve ‘fallen through the cracks in the system.’ By Taylor Sisk Monday..

March 23, 2015 with 1 Comment
Nurse Practitioners Ask Lawmakers to Ease Restrictions for Practice

Nurse Practitioners Ask Lawmakers to Ease Restrictions for Practice

A wave of 115 nurse practitioners flooded the General Assembly to meet with lawmakers about easing practice restrictions. By Hyun Namkoong..

March 19, 2015 with 1 Comment
Continuity of Care: The Rural Doctor 2.0

Continuity of Care: The Rural Doctor 2.0

A new practice in rural Western North Carolina fills the traditional family doctor role, adding a few ‘bells and whistles.’ By Taylor..

March 13, 2015
New Mental Health Center to Serve 11 WNC Counties

New Mental Health Center to Serve 11 WNC Counties

Department of Health and Human Services grant funding will be used to provide a 24-hour urgent care and crisis facility for mental health..

March 9, 2015
Practicing Rural Health Care Right Here at Home

Practicing Rural Health Care Right Here at Home

A residency program in Hendersonville is preparing primary care physicians to live and work in the state’s rural areas. By Taylor Sisk..

March 5, 2015
Get on the Bus: A Doctor’s Office on Wheels

Get on the Bus: A Doctor’s Office on Wheels

In the heavily touristed communities of Dare County, many low-income workers get on the bus to see the doctor. By Jasmin Singh Sandy..

February 26, 2015
Returning Home: A Young Organizer Makes Connections in Halifax County

Returning Home: A Young Organizer Makes Connections in Halifax County

After four years on the West Coast, Victoria Chetty has returned to Halifax County to assist with improving the health and well-being of..

February 25, 2015
Fashioning a Healthier Future in Rural Halifax County

Fashioning a Healthier Future in Rural Halifax County

Halifax found itself ranked 99th of the state’s 100 counties in health outcomes. The community mobilized. By Taylor Sisk For the weary..

February 17, 2015
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