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Appalachian Community Health Centers to Open After Delays

Appalachian Community Health Centers to Open After Delays

By Margaret Williams This story first appeared in Carolina Public Press and is published by N.C. Health News through a content-sharing..

February 4, 2016 with 0 Comments
Yadkin County Awarded Damages and Fees for Hospital Closure

Yadkin County Awarded Damages and Fees for Hospital Closure

A federal judge ruled last week that the county will receive about $150,000 from the former operator of Yadkin Valley Community Hospital...

January 28, 2016 with 0 Comments
The Death-Rate Divergence: Urban vs. Rural

The Death-Rate Divergence: Urban vs. Rural

By Shawn Poynter and Tim Marema The Daily Yonder Rural America’s above-average mortality rate ought to be getting more attention than it..

January 28, 2016 with 0 Comments
ECU, UNC Researchers Join to Study High Blood Pressure In Rural Southern Blacks

ECU, UNC Researchers Join to Study High Blood Pressure In Rural Southern Blacks

Researchers from ECU’s Brody School of Medicine and UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine and Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services..

January 25, 2016 with 0 Comments
‘People Recover in Their Communities’

‘People Recover in Their Communities’

In the mountains of Western North Carolina, Richie Tannerhill is championing recovery from mental health and substance-use setbacks. By..

January 21, 2016
Study Finds Rural Hospitals Hurting in Medicaid Non-Expansion States

Study Finds Rural Hospitals Hurting in Medicaid Non-Expansion States

A team of UNC-Chapel Hill researchers compared rural hospitals in states that have expanded Medicaid with those in states that haven’t,..

January 15, 2016
Cooking Holiday Meals is a Challenge in N.C.’s Food Deserts

Cooking Holiday Meals is a Challenge in N.C.’s Food Deserts

More than a million North Carolinians live in areas without access to fresh food. By Rose Hoban Nothing says “holiday” more than a..

December 29, 2015
Combing North Carolina’s Rural Counties in Search of the Uninsured

Combing North Carolina’s Rural Counties in Search of the Uninsured

North Carolinians are fanning out across the state to spread the word about Affordable Care Act eligibility. By Taylor Sisk Catherine..

December 17, 2015
Recipe for a Top 20 Hospital in Western North Carolina

Recipe for a Top 20 Hospital in Western North Carolina

Transylvania Regional Hospital was selected an iVantage Top 20 Critical Access Hospital. Vital to its success has been that it’s..

December 9, 2015
Former Operator of Yadkin Hospital Files Countersuit

Former Operator of Yadkin Hospital Files Countersuit

The former operator of Yadkin Valley Community Hospital claims the county violated nondisclosure terms, had a conflict of interest and..

December 3, 2015
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