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Docs React to Proposed Gun Bill

Docs React to Proposed Gun Bill

A bill at the General Assembly would limit physicians’ questions to their patients about firearms. By Rose Hoban Physicians and..

April 29, 2015 with 11 Comments
Abortion Waiting Period Bill Races through House

Abortion Waiting Period Bill Races through House

Legislators trim restrictions from a bill that would extend the waiting period for an abortion from 24 to 72 hours. By Rose Hoban House..

April 23, 2015 with 1 Comment
Coalition Hopes to Amp Up Push for Health Care Transparency

Coalition Hopes to Amp Up Push for Health Care Transparency

By Lisa Gillespie Kaiser Health News As consumers increasingly are being asked to pay a larger share of their health bills, a coalition of..

April 21, 2015
N.C. An Innovator in Health Care, National Expert Says

N.C. An Innovator in Health Care, National Expert Says

National speakers come to Raleigh to laud the state’s primary care landscape. By Jen Ferris As a solo family practitioner in a rural..

April 21, 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
The Small-town Doc with Big Ideas

The Small-town Doc with Big Ideas

He only wanted to be a county doctor, but Allen Dobson’s ideas on health care delivery have propelled him into the national..

April 14, 2015
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
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
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
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
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