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Rural hospital CEOs call for Medicaid expansion

May 2, 2019

At a roundtable meeting Wednesday seven CEOs of rural North Carolina hospitals explained to Gov. Roy Cooper and state Health and Human Services Sec. Mandy Cohen that expanding Medicaid would help their institutions keep the doors open. There were some common elements to all their stories. For starters, all of their hospitals are operating on […]

Rep. Adams and Rep. Underwood Launch Black Maternal Health Caucus

April 25, 2019

The United States is one of only 13 countries in the world where the rate of illness and death during pregnancy is rising. From 2000 to 2013, the U.S. experienced a substantial increase of 26.6 percent in maternal mortality. According to the Center for Disease Control, Black mothers in the U.S. die at a staggering […]

Aging and preventing cognitive loss

April 19, 2019

As people begin to age there are certain conditions that are of concern to them. They worry about their blood pressure and its effects on their body. These patients worry about the possibility of having a heart attack and how that could change one’s life. There seems to be even more concern about a stroke […]

JustTEENS Clinic provides safe, secure clinic procedure for teens

April 12, 2019

Adolescents are searching for a place to go that is teen friendly, private and confidential to receive health services. Access to healthcare is still extremely important to teens and young adults even though they are caught up in school, extracurricular activities or hanging out with friends and family. JustTEENS Clinic is the best place they […]

New guidelines from the American Heart Association

April 5, 2019

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have released new guidelines about prevention of heart disease and for the most part, these organizations are changing their attitude about aspirin. Now they say, it is not prudent to risk the possibility of having a gastric bleed ,the possible result of consuming […]

Low dose aspirin’s health benefits questioned

March 22, 2019

So many people take supplements and medications over the counter like they are taking candy. They take them because they think they will help their health. They observe family, friends and coworkers taking these supplements and decide they should take them also. So many times there is a lack of critical thinking about the supplement […]

Is sleeping with the baby safe?

March 8, 2019

Is there anything more tragic than a parent losing their infant child? Thousands of infants in the United States die suddenly and unexpectedly every year while sleeping, often due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or accidental death from suffocation or strangulation. Bed-sharing or co-sleeping can be one cause of this heart-breaking situation but may […]

A review of the ways to show love of the heart

March 1, 2019

As the end of heart month approaches, we all need to remember that we must take care of our hearts all year round. So let us review a few of the ways you can show love to your heart. Some of this will be a review for some of you, but it is information worth […]

Medicaid changes to take effect

February 15, 2019

Most of North Carolina’s 2.1 million Medicaid recipients are likely unaware that the program is about to dramatically change. That’s because, for years, most of the activity to make the transformation has taken place in legislative hearings and departmental conference calls. But no longer. After years of planning, the changes to North Carolina’s Medicaid system […]

Sororities unite for women’s heart health

February 8, 2019

One in three women will be impacted by cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). This statistic is especially important for African American women whose risk is increased due to factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes. The AHA says that while nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can […]

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