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A Trailer, Electricity and a Nurse Practitioner Might be the Future of Primary Care in Rural Areas

A Trailer, Electricity and a Nurse Practitioner Might be the Future of Primary Care in Rural Areas

The sole health care provider in the community of Snow Camp operates out of a donated trailer from Sylvan Elementary School to meet the..

September 8, 2014 with 6 Comments
Peer-support Counselors Add Critical Assistance to Mental Health System

Peer-support Counselors Add Critical Assistance to Mental Health System

A new breed of counselors are getting trained to help out in the mental health system, and they know the system well. Peer-support..

August 21, 2014
Community Homeless Clinic Connects ‘All the Little Pieces of the Puzzle’

Community Homeless Clinic Connects ‘All the Little Pieces of the Puzzle’

Lincoln Community Health Center’s Health Care for the Homeless Clinic in Durham focuses its wellness approach on a population that’s..

July 31, 2014
Newest Medicaid Reform Plan Gets Tepid Reception

Newest Medicaid Reform Plan Gets Tepid Reception

Members of the Senate presented yet another version of a Medicaid reform plan Wednesday. They are expected to have more public-discussion..

July 17, 2014
Big Money, Big Research for Global Health at UNC

Big Money, Big Research for Global Health at UNC

By Hyun Namkoong The evaluation of how well public-health dollars are spent in nations across the globe received a major boost yesterday,..

July 2, 2014
Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Puts Doctor Ratings Online

Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Puts Doctor Ratings Online

In an age in which people can find ratings on restaurants, books, movies and the stuff they buy on Amazon, why don’t patients know..

July 2, 2014
NC Hospitals Among Those Facing Medicare Crackdown on Patient Injuries

NC Hospitals Among Those Facing Medicare Crackdown on Patient Injuries

By Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News During a hernia operation, Dorothea Handron’s surgeon unknowingly pierced her bowel. It took five days..

June 25, 2014
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Will Have One Nurse in Every School

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Will Have One Nurse in Every School

By Brenda Porter-Rockwell After two years of emails, speeches and bake sales, a group of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools parents will finally..

June 18, 2014
Moral Monday’s Compass Points to Health Care Issues

Moral Monday’s Compass Points to Health Care Issues

After taking a break during the legislative interim, protestors are back at the General Assembly and many of them had health care on their..

May 20, 2014
Hospitals’ Purchase Of Doctors Leads To Higher Prices, Spending, Study Finds

Hospitals’ Purchase Of Doctors Leads To Higher Prices, Spending, Study Finds

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News A new study gives ammunition to what health economists and health insurers have argued for years: When..

May 6, 2014
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