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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 with 0 Comments
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
NC to Mandate ‘Environmental Justice Reviews’ of New Coal Ash Dumps

NC to Mandate ‘Environmental Justice Reviews’ of New Coal Ash Dumps

By Catherine Clabby To better shield poor people and racial minorities from excessive impacts from Duke Energy’s statewide coal ash clean..

April 14, 2016
Heroin Lives Here

Heroin Lives Here

Heroin makes its presence known in suburban, small-town and rural America. By Taylor Sisk Despite what recent headlines across the nation..

April 11, 2016
Yadkin County Reaches Settlement with Former Hospital Operator

Yadkin County Reaches Settlement with Former Hospital Operator

By Taylor Sisk Yadkin County officials announced Monday they’ve reached a legal settlement with the former operator of the Yadkin Valley..

April 5, 2016
From Nayarit to Your Neighborhood: Heroin’s Path to a Ready Local Market

From Nayarit to Your Neighborhood: Heroin’s Path to a Ready Local Market

A conference in Asheville convened law enforcement officers and health care professionals concerned about drug trafficking in Western North..

April 4, 2016
DHHS Officials Hear Critiques, Feedback on Proposed Medicaid Plan

DHHS Officials Hear Critiques, Feedback on Proposed Medicaid Plan

State health officials held the first of a dozen meetings with the public to share plans on reforming Medicaid. By Rose Hoban At the..

April 1, 2016
MDs and RNs Debate Nursing Role at the Legislature

MDs and RNs Debate Nursing Role at the Legislature

Lawmakers say they’re ready to give the rules around nursing practice a vote. Is the health care community ready? By Rose Hoban Like so..

March 31, 2016
Rural Health Care’s Broadband Gap Widens

Rural Health Care’s Broadband Gap Widens

Health care institutions in non-metro counties have significantly slower broadband than metropolitan institutions do, a new study shows...

March 17, 2016
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