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Docs Raise Familiar and New Issues with Legislators

Docs Raise Familiar and New Issues with Legislators

The return of doctors in white coats on Wednesday brought issues new and old to the General Assembly. By Hyun Namkoong Familiar topics such..

March 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
Nurse Practitioners Ask Lawmakers to Ease Restrictions for Practice

Nurse Practitioners Ask Lawmakers to Ease Restrictions for Practice

A wave of 115 nurse practitioners flooded the General Assembly to meet with lawmakers about easing practice restrictions. By Hyun Namkoong..

March 19, 2015 with 1 Comment
State-run Substance Abuse Centers Are Closer to Transition

State-run Substance Abuse Centers Are Closer to Transition

Advocates worry that the changes facing ADATCs could lead to a loss of specialized care and beds for substance abuse treatment. By Hyun..

March 19, 2015 with 0 Comments
Study Makes the Economic Case for Advanced Practice Nurses

Study Makes the Economic Case for Advanced Practice Nurses

A new study finds loosening practice restrictions on North Carolina nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and nurse anesthetists could save..

March 17, 2015 with 0 Comments
Continuity of Care: The Rural Doctor 2.0

Continuity of Care: The Rural Doctor 2.0

A new practice in rural Western North Carolina fills the traditional family doctor role, adding a few ‘bells and whistles.’ By Taylor..

March 13, 2015
Advocates Try Again To Ban Tanning Bed Use for Teens

Advocates Try Again To Ban Tanning Bed Use for Teens

For the third year running, cancer treatment advocates are floating a bill to ban the use of indoor tanning beds for anyone under 18. By..

March 12, 2015
Government To Grade Nursing Homes on Tougher Scale

Government To Grade Nursing Homes on Tougher Scale

By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News Starting immediately, the federal government is making it harder for nursing homes to get top grades on..

February 17, 2015
Fashioning a Healthier Future in Rural Halifax County

Fashioning a Healthier Future in Rural Halifax County

Halifax found itself ranked 99th of the state’s 100 counties in health outcomes. The community mobilized. By Taylor Sisk For the weary..

February 17, 2015
Study: Physicians Report Few Requests By Patients for ‘Unnecessary’ Treatments

Study: Physicians Report Few Requests By Patients for ‘Unnecessary’ Treatments

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Though medically unnecessary tests and procedures are often blamed for the nation’s high health care..

February 16, 2015
After Media Attention, Ahoskie Doc Gets Help

After Media Attention, Ahoskie Doc Gets Help

When the state rolled out new software to track Medicaid treatment and payments, some physician practices went months without getting..

February 16, 2015
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