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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 with 0 Comments
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 with 2 Comments
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 with 2 Comments
A Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor’s Trail of Ups and Downs

A Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor’s Trail of Ups and Downs

By Thomas Goldsmith Many sudden trips to emergency departments, long stays in myriad hospitals, and countless interactions with health-care..

July 18, 2016 with 1 Comment
Duke Lifepoint, WakeMed to Vie for Hospital Services in Franklin County

Duke Lifepoint, WakeMed to Vie for Hospital Services in Franklin County

A recently closed hospital gets another shot at life in the state budget passed last week. By Thomas Goldsmith, with reporting by Rose..

July 8, 2016
Enhancing Neonatal Care in Underserved Areas

Enhancing Neonatal Care in Underserved Areas

Doc makes it his mission to bring subspecialists to rural southeastern North Carolina. By Taylor Sisk Fernando Moya, requires little sleep..

June 20, 2016
New ASU Health Sciences Facility to Benefit Students, Region, Says Dean

New ASU Health Sciences Facility to Benefit Students, Region, Says Dean

By Thomas Goldsmith A new College of Health Sciences building for Appalachian State University in Boone will broaden students’..

June 14, 2016
Award-winning Goldsboro Child Care Center Spreads Gospel of Healthy Living

Award-winning Goldsboro Child Care Center Spreads Gospel of Healthy Living

Child care centers around the state are trying to stem the growing tide of obesity. By Thomas Goldsmith Alissa Merritt loves it when her 5..

June 7, 2016
Study Finds Encouraging Surgical Outcomes at Critical Access Hospitals

Study Finds Encouraging Surgical Outcomes at Critical Access Hospitals

By Taylor Sisk On the heels of a report warning that more than a third of the nation’s critical access hospitals are in danger of closure..

May 27, 2016
Keeping Kids Out of Prison by Intervening Early

Keeping Kids Out of Prison by Intervening Early

A multi-agency program in Western North Carolina offers care to adolescents at the first signs of trouble. By Taylor Sisk Criminal justice..

May 23, 2016
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