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The patients were saved. That’s why their families are suing

Physicians and hospitals have grown accustomed to the threat of lawsuits when they fail to save a patient’s life. Now, some face legal action for failing to let a patient die. Several lawsuits around the country say that health care providers disregarded or overrode advance directives, resuscitating people whose instructions clearly said not to.

Business

Compare your company health insurance to the NC average

For the past decade, average premium costs for health plans offered by employers have risen about 5 percent a year, a trend that held steady in 2017, according to the N.C. Healthcare Benefits & Cost Survey, issued Monday by Raleigh human resources consulting firm CAI. But premiums are not the biggest health care expense people face anymore.

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UNC Rex opens new heart center

VIDEO: UNC Rex Health Care is opening a $235 million heart hospital in Raleigh, the North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital. The eight-story, 306,000 square foot facility has 114 patient rooms where 50 heart and vascular specialists will do heart bypasses, vascular surgeries and stent insertions.
Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
UNC Rex opens new heart center 1:05

UNC Rex opens new heart center

If Trump repeals the ACA, here's how employer-based healthcare could change 2:20

If Trump repeals the ACA, here's how employer-based healthcare could change

He has a new face, one that had belonged to another man 4:30

He has a new face, one that had belonged to another man

Hospital demolition in Beaufort County leaves Belhaven community without emergency care 2:09

Hospital demolition in Beaufort County leaves Belhaven community without emergency care

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