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Critical Access Hospitals, as of 2014
October 7, 2015, No comments

A newly introduced bill in Congress would extend a lifeline to rural hospitals.

House and Senate rules committee chairs Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, and Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, hold a brief meeting Monday at Lewis's desk on the floor of the House. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

Debates grow tense as NC General Assembly winds up work

September 29, 2015, No comments

As the end of the session approaches, North Carolina's lawmakers face debates over deer farming, Planned Parenthood, changes to environmental legislat ...

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. File photo by Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Late-entry bill could loosen NC’s sex education standards

September 16, 2015, No comments

With final agreement on the state budget, lawmakers have pent up bills they want to get through before they go home for the year. Some of those bills ...

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Study: Rural Medicare recipients less likely to receive follow-up care

September 1, 2015, No comments

The study found that many older patients discharged from rural hospitals end up back in a hospital bed too soon.