Posted inRural Health

Large health system partnerships can’t always save a struggling rural hospital

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven When an independently owned rural hospital is in financial crisis, hospital leaders often say they’d be able to survive if only a big hospital system would come in and buy them. It would give them an infusion of capital, help with technological upgrades, and increase their patient population and ability to negotiate […]

Posted inPublic Health

Charlotte promotes transportation safety for bicyclists and pedestrians

By Jamille Whitlow  For the past five years, there has been an increase in the total bicyclist and pedestrian deaths in North Carolina, a trend that has caused organizations such as BikeWalkNC to provide free training to promote better transportation safety. In 2015, the North Carolina Department of Transportation reported 3,053 pedestrian accidents. By 2019, […]

Posted inEnvironmental Health

People living with elevated PFAS exposure should receive expanded testing, a new study finds

By Will Atwater Against the backdrop of mounting evidence that links per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to negative impacts on human health, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) released a study that calls for testing the blood of people with extended exposure to the man-made chemicals. The report focuses on people who […]