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24905
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Jesse Cureton plans to make Novant Health a better form of medicine by focusing more on preventative care rather than expensive as-needed care. He planes to keep costs low with this new segregation of patients into three categories.
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27793
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State legislators are preparing to change North Carolina’s medical malpractice laws. The new bill would put a cap on the amount of money individuals can be awarded as a result of pain and suffering caused by an accident. Also, the bill will put a tougher standard on proving malpractice in emergency cases. Legislators say this will save money and make health care more affordable. There are questions whether part of the bill would be considered unconstitutional if challenged in the courts.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 12, March 2011, p9, 12 Periodical Website
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24150
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has a Chapel Hill-based company that provides coverage to over 660,000 people, making it the largest health care provider in North Carolina. The author presents the history of the insurance agency, as well as the positives and negatives of such a large domineering company.
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24160
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The author discusses the impacts of medial reform and Medicare on practitioners and the way primary care facilities are run today.
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36073
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Steven Powell taught his students that just as crucial was caring about improving the quality of life as well as the number of years in a life. Another valuable lesson he instilled: be a positive influence on campus and off, donning the surgical mask and not.
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9659
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Illegal immigrants who are in North Carolina and who are uninsured for health care are straining already tight budgets in hospitals and threatening to erode the quality of care that hospitals can afford to provide.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 28 Issue 3, Mar 2008, p36-40, 42, 44, 46-47, il Periodical Website
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25882
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Jonathan Oberlander studies Medicare, Medicaid, and health policy at the state level. According to Oberlander, a national health care system has been difficult to establish because of interests, institutions, and ideology. He thinks we should establish state rather than federal health programs.
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28318
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Lisa Sorg describes how important having health insurance was to her development as a child. President George W. Bush is currently threatening to veto a reauthorization and expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. Several North Carolina politicians have voted against the bill which would dramatically increase the number of uninsured children in the state. The effects of leaving children uninsured in the state and elsewhere are explored.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 40, October 2007, p3 Periodical Website
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24893
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The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System has found that there is a geography factor to consider when looking for health indicators. Health care access is varied across various counties and regions. Poorer areas had worse health care outcomes while the wealthiest areas had better health outcomes.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 137, Aug 2003, p1-7, bibl, f
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24888
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As healthcare is necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the question of whether health risks mean limited healthcare must be answered. Three groups are studied: those with chronic illnesses, high risk behaviors, or who fail to comply with recommended preventative health care practices.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 131, February 2002, p1-9, bibl, f
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25702
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Researchers at East Carolina University are exposing the complex connections between non-insulin dependent diabetes and obesity through procedures such as gastric bypass surgery.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Spring 1999, p22-27, il Periodical Website
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203
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O'Connor discusses the high cost of health care with an emphasis on the cost of insuring employees of municipalities.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 42 Issue 3, Mar 1992, p1-8, il
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27360
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The cost of health care is rising due to practices of consumers and the way the health care system is setup. Several Triangle area medical experts weigh in on the problems with the health care system and its rising costs.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 31, July 31- Aug. 6 1991, p11-12 Periodical Website
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29232
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In the face of skyrocketing health care costs, officials in North Carolina's health care facilities and insurance companies are searching for ways to take the burden off the patient and the industry.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 49 Issue 6, June 1991, p46, 48, 50-53, il, por
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24381
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The cost of health-care coverage is rising and many companies are foregoing group insurance policies, instead suggesting employees self-insure.