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States Attack a Severe Doctor Shortage

States Attack a Severe Doctor Shortage

By Michael Ollove Stateline Earlier this month, dignitaries gathered at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro to cut the ribbon on a new..

July 26, 2016 with 1 Comment
NC Health News Launches Dix History Project

NC Health News Launches Dix History Project

NC Health News staff and writers were on the grounds of the old Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh Saturday collecting stories of people who..

July 25, 2016 with 1 Comment
Report: Medicaid Expansion Would Improve Outcomes in NC Health Markets

Report: Medicaid Expansion Would Improve Outcomes in NC Health Markets

The report is only produced every four years and examines markets in the entire U.S. By Rose Hoban The performance of some health systems..

July 14, 2016 with 0 Comments
Risk of Fatal Infection Keeps Whitewater Closed

Risk of Fatal Infection Keeps Whitewater Closed

Microbiology experts say too little chlorine in the water at the U.S. Whitewater Center contributed to the growth of a deadly amoeba. By..

July 13, 2016
Legislators Tinker Less with Environmental Regulation During Work Session

Legislators Tinker Less with Environmental Regulation During Work Session

New coal ash cleanup language was passed, to mixed reviews. Pollution restrictions affecting Triangle drinking water sources got delayed...

July 8, 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
Possible Help For Families Struggling With Rare Diseases

Possible Help For Families Struggling With Rare Diseases

A proposal would give parents of children with rare diseases recourse if questioned by doctors. By Rose Hoban When Maxine Eichner’s..

July 7, 2016
Pharmacists Make Choices with New Naloxone Order

Pharmacists Make Choices with New Naloxone Order

North Carolina became the third state in the nation with a standing order to allow pharmacists to give naloxone to people without a..

July 5, 2016
State Budget, with Several Mental Health Provisions, Nears Approval as House Gives First OK

State Budget, with Several Mental Health Provisions, Nears Approval as House Gives First OK

Only one more vote is needed until the state budget goes to the Governor. By Thomas Goldsmith The state House on Thursday approved on first..

July 1, 2016
NC Plan to Spend $22.4 Billion, Cut Taxes, Just a Shot Away

NC Plan to Spend $22.4 Billion, Cut Taxes, Just a Shot Away

The budget should be wrapped up by July 1, in time for the new fiscal year’s start. By Rose Hoban With just two more votes to go in..

June 30, 2016
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