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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 with 0 Comments
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
DEQ: Duke Needs to Dig Up All Its Coal Ash

DEQ: Duke Needs to Dig Up All Its Coal Ash

DEQ says all Duke Energy coal ash waste must be dug up, but wants permission to be more lenient if improvements occur. By Catherine Clabby..

May 19, 2016
North Carolina Hospitals Honored for ‘Treating Their Neighbors’

North Carolina Hospitals Honored for ‘Treating Their Neighbors’

Seven rural North Carolina hospitals receive national recognition for excellence. By Taylor Sisk These are trying times for the state’s..

May 12, 2016
Music Therapy Cuts Through Barriers of the Heart

Music Therapy Cuts Through Barriers of the Heart

Music therapy is a vibrant and growing practice in the mountains of Western North Carolina. By Taylor Sisk “I never sang when I was..

April 29, 2016
Kids’ Docs Make Voices Heard on Medicaid Reform

Kids’ Docs Make Voices Heard on Medicaid Reform

The state Department of Health and Human Services holds its final Medicaid reform hearing – and hears plenty from pediatricians. By..

April 20, 2016
Mental Health Crisis Center to Serve Caldwell, Alexander & McDowell Counties

Mental Health Crisis Center to Serve Caldwell, Alexander & McDowell Counties

A new comprehensive health care center will provide 24-hour mental health and addiction urgent care, outpatient behavioral health treatment..

April 15, 2016
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