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Advancing a New Model to Meet the Dental Health Needs of Rural NC

Advancing a New Model to Meet the Dental Health Needs of Rural NC

The ECU School of Dental Medicine is expanding its statewide network of clinics that offer sliding-scale services and unique educational..

December 8, 2014 with 1 Comment
Mapped Data Offers Insights about Water Quality and Birth Defects

Mapped Data Offers Insights about Water Quality and Birth Defects

Aggregated data about metals in North Carolina’s well water indicate some disturbing connections between birth defects and well water..

November 24, 2014
Working to Reduce Cancer Rates Among NC’s Minorities

Working to Reduce Cancer Rates Among NC’s Minorities

Even as North Carolina’s cancer rates have drifted downward in recent years, the state’s rates for the disease are higher than..

November 21, 2014
Launching Kids into Social and Emotional Health

Launching Kids into Social and Emotional Health

Project Launch fosters and supports the social, emotional and behavioral well-being of young children in Alamance County. By Hyun Namkoong..

November 17, 2014
A Rural Practice Fights to Stay Solvent

A Rural Practice Fights to Stay Solvent

For one of the only pediatric providers in Hertford County, providing care to an underserved rural population is the dream. But the..

October 21, 2014
Many Medicare Outpatients Pay More at Rural Hospitals, Federal Report Says

Many Medicare Outpatients Pay More at Rural Hospitals, Federal Report Says

By Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News Many Medicare beneficiaries treated at primarily rural “critical access” hospitals end up paying..

October 9, 2014
Broadband, a Screen and a Mic Connects Patients to Psychiatrists

Broadband, a Screen and a Mic Connects Patients to Psychiatrists

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services now reimburses more telepsychiatry services, potentially increasing access to psychiatric..

September 29, 2014
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
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
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