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Obamacare Marketplace Shakeout Rocks Arizona, Southeast

Obamacare Marketplace Shakeout Rocks Arizona, Southeast

North Carolina is one of the states where Aetna’s pullout means there are fewer insurers for consumers to choose from. By Phil..

August 22, 2016 with 0 Comments
Wilkes Regional Medical Center to Affiliate with Wake Forest Baptist

Wilkes Regional Medical Center to Affiliate with Wake Forest Baptist

By Thomas Goldsmith Wake Forest Baptist Health is taking on a 30-year lease of Wilkes Regional Medical Center in North Wilkesboro,..

August 18, 2016 with 0 Comments
High Death Rates in Cancer ‘Hotspots’ Across NC

High Death Rates in Cancer ‘Hotspots’ Across NC

In parts of North Carolina, people die from cancers at much higher rates. Some cancers have been linked to malnutrition, race and poverty..

August 9, 2016
Students Learn About Care for NC’s Underserved

Students Learn About Care for NC’s Underserved

Founded by medical students, the MedServe program allows recent college graduates to work in clinics for underserved North Carolina..

July 27, 2016
Kaiser Study: Rural Hospitals Close for Many Reasons

Kaiser Study: Rural Hospitals Close for Many Reasons

There’s no one reason why a rural hospital closes. But the results are often similar – reduced access to certain forms of care...

July 22, 2016
Burlington Family Fights On After Son’s Traumatic Brain Injury

Burlington Family Fights On After Son’s Traumatic Brain Injury

The experiences of two families devastated by traumatic brain injury display the limitations of North Carolina’s ability and..

July 18, 2016
A Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor’s Trail of Ups and Downs

A Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor’s Trail of Ups and Downs

By Thomas Goldsmith Many sudden trips to emergency departments, long stays in myriad hospitals, and countless interactions with health-care..

July 18, 2016
Duke Lifepoint, WakeMed to Vie for Hospital Services in Franklin County

Duke Lifepoint, WakeMed to Vie for Hospital Services in Franklin County

A recently closed hospital gets another shot at life in the state budget passed last week. By Thomas Goldsmith, with reporting by Rose..

July 8, 2016
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
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
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