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Networking to Meet Critical Needs in the Mountains

Networking to Meet Critical Needs in the Mountains

In the far-west counties of the state, finding services for special-needs kids is a chore. The Family Support Network is up for the..

May 18, 2015 with 1 Comment
Q&A: Taking Stock of North Carolina’s Rural Hospitals

Q&A: Taking Stock of North Carolina’s Rural Hospitals

These are uncertain times for North Carolina’s rural hospitals. Hospital systems are buying small, struggling independent hospitals,..

May 11, 2015 with 0 Comments
Families Help One Another Along Their Special-needs Journeys

Families Help One Another Along Their Special-needs Journeys

The Family Support Network of North Carolina connects families who have children with intellectual and developmental disabilities with..

May 4, 2015
DHHS Grant Money Provides Crisis Solutions Training for McDowell EMS

DHHS Grant Money Provides Crisis Solutions Training for McDowell EMS

A state Department of Health and Human Services grant will be used to train EMS staff in mental health and substance abuse assessment and..

April 27, 2015
After the Party: Treating Substance Abuse on the Outer Banks

After the Party: Treating Substance Abuse on the Outer Banks

Dare County tackles a shortage of substance abuse and mental health services. By Taylor Sisk “Opiates took this place by storm,”..

April 20, 2015
Fighting the Antiquated Image of Midwifery

Fighting the Antiquated Image of Midwifery

Nurse midwives came to the General Assembly to show their support for Senate Bill 695, legislation that would remove what they called..

April 16, 2015
A Medical Home on the Coast for Those With No Place to Go

A Medical Home on the Coast for Those With No Place to Go

Care for the uninsured on the Outer Banks comes in the form of a clinic that feels like home. By Jasmin Singh Bobbie Cutrell came back to..

April 13, 2015
WNC Rural Health Symposium Underscores Issues, Offers Solutions

WNC Rural Health Symposium Underscores Issues, Offers Solutions

Health care providers, educators and students gathered in Asheville last week to discuss the region’s health care needs. By Taylor Sisk..

March 30, 2015
Rural Hospitals, One of the Cornerstones of Small-town Life, Face Increasing Pressure

Rural Hospitals, One of the Cornerstones of Small-town Life, Face Increasing Pressure

Guy Gugliotta Kaiser Health News Despite residents’ concerns and a continuing need for services, the 25-bed hospital that served this..

March 23, 2015
An Evening of Community Care

An Evening of Community Care

A rural Western North Carolina clinic offers care to those who’ve ‘fallen through the cracks in the system.’ By Taylor Sisk Monday..

March 23, 2015
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