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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
Return on a Health Care Investment in a Rural NC County

Return on a Health Care Investment in a Rural NC County

Healthy Places NC, a Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust initiative, helps the people of Halifax County coordinate efforts to address..

February 9, 2015
Flying High on Corporate Wellness

Flying High on Corporate Wellness

After his wellness center didn’t take off, Raleigh general practitioner Brooks Wilkins found his niche in helping RDU airport..

January 29, 2015
When Making a Difference in People’s Lives Becomes More Important than Money

When Making a Difference in People’s Lives Becomes More Important than Money

Hundreds of North Carolinians make a life-changing career switch into nursing because they hope to make a difference in the lives of people..

December 24, 2014
Preventing Burnout in Doctors Young and Old

Preventing Burnout in Doctors Young and Old

Many health care practitioners find themselves overwhelmed and depressed, yet there are few outlets for them to get help. A program at..

December 16, 2014
Tobacco, Guns and a Radio Gig: A UNC Doc’s Colorful Career

Tobacco, Guns and a Radio Gig: A UNC Doc’s Colorful Career

A UNC doctor forges a hybrid path, with groundbreaking research on tobacco use and gun safety while still treating patients. By Jennifer..

December 12, 2014
Changing the Paradigm for Mental Health Care in North Carolina

Changing the Paradigm for Mental Health Care in North Carolina

Attendance is growing each year at a conference designed to advance the principles and practice of recovery-based mental health care. By..

December 1, 2014
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