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New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients

By Charlotte Huff Kaiser Health News As abortion bans go into effect across a contiguous swath of the South, cancer physicians are wrestling with how new state laws will influence their discussions with pregnant patients about what treatment options they can offer. Cancer coincides with roughly 1 in 1,000 pregnancies, most frequently breast cancer, melanoma, […]

Posted inInfectious Disease

Not socially distant: NC rates of sexually transmitted disease climb during the pandemic and beyond

By Rose Hoban New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released last week show that during 2020, the height of the pandemic when many were purportedly staying away from others, rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) climbed sharply. That was after STIs in the U.S. had reached an all-time high for the […]

Posted inRural Health

A new rural family medicine residency to begin in Pender County

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven In rural areas, family medicine doctors often serve as both the foundation of the local health care system and the gateway to higher levels of specialized care. But not everyone has equal access to these providers.  In North Carolina there’s an average of about 28 doctors for every 10,000 people, according to […]