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Is it a heart attack or heartburn? This program will let rural patients know before they step foot in the hospital.

By Liora Engel-Smith In an election year where soaring health care costs are on voters’ minds, a new collaboration aims to help rural cardiac patients avoid a potentially unnecessary — and costly — trip to the emergency department. The $1.2 million program, slated to begin in mountainous Wilkes County early next year, will bring doctors […]