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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 with 2 Comments
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
Hospital Executives Contemplate the Future Envisioned by the NC Senate

Hospital Executives Contemplate the Future Envisioned by the NC Senate

Senate budget writers make deep cuts to hospital reimbursements for providing Medicaid services, something hospital executives argue could..

June 18, 2014
Advocating for Medicaid Expansion at the Legislature

Advocating for Medicaid Expansion at the Legislature

People from rural communities, in particular, worry about what effect not expanding Medicaid will have on access to health care. By Hyun..

June 5, 2014
Environmental Health Advocates Rush to Examine Fracking Bill

Environmental Health Advocates Rush to Examine Fracking Bill

The final version of the bill that would green light hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina is poised for a final vote on Thursday. By Rose..

May 29, 2014
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