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Removing Barriers to Virtual Doctor Visits

Removing Barriers to Virtual Doctor Visits

In the digital age, telehealth should be a no-brainer. But barriers have slowed adoption by doctors and patients. Telehealth enthusiasts..

July 2, 2015 with 0 Comments
Yadkin County Hospital Operator Found in Contempt of Court

Yadkin County Hospital Operator Found in Contempt of Court

By Taylor Sisk A federal judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled on Tuesday that HMC/CAH Consolidated Inc., which formerly..

June 22, 2015
Duke Energy Required to Pay Towns, Cities for Degraded Water

Duke Energy Required to Pay Towns, Cities for Degraded Water

Technology to control air pollution indirectly caused problems for drinking-water plants. But a new legal agreement requires Duke to..

June 19, 2015
N.C. Mayor Arrives in D.C. on Quest to Support Rural Hospitals

N.C. Mayor Arrives in D.C. on Quest to Support Rural Hospitals

By Rose Hoban For the second year running, Belhaven Mayor Adam O’Neal has walked to Washington, D.C. Last year, O’Neal made the..

June 15, 2015
In the Most Frightening of Times, Support that Sustains

In the Most Frightening of Times, Support that Sustains

The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina provides support to families with children with special needs in 29 mostly rural..

June 15, 2015
Eating in the Meantime: Food-justice Advocates Urged to Probe Deeper

Eating in the Meantime: Food-justice Advocates Urged to Probe Deeper

A scholar of cultural studies encourages a gathering of healthy-food advocates to consider the full spectrum of issues that define how we..

June 10, 2015
Yadkin Valley Community Hospital Shuts Down, a Community Remains Hopeful

Yadkin Valley Community Hospital Shuts Down, a Community Remains Hopeful

A rural community hospital sits vacant after the company licensed to operate it shuts the doors. By Taylor Sisk “I don’t think the..

June 5, 2015
Connecting with the Community in Hertford County

Connecting with the Community in Hertford County

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital launches a program to provide frequent visitors to its emergency department with coordinated care and..

June 3, 2015
The Path to Katahdin: Championing Recovery-based Care

The Path to Katahdin: Championing Recovery-based Care

A hiker takes a break in Waynesville to speak out for recovery-based behavioral health care. By Taylor Sisk Phil Valentine is hiking home...

May 26, 2015
Networking to Meet Critical Needs in the Mountains

Networking to Meet Critical Needs in the Mountains

In the far-west counties of the state, finding services for special-needs kids is a chore. The Family Support Network is up for the..

May 18, 2015
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