Capitol Pediatrics, with offices in Raleigh and Knightdale, has been bought by UNC Health Care. Some patients on Blue Cross and Aetna health insurance will become out of network, and will have to pay more for services.
A measles patient visited the WakeMed Garner Healthplex and emergency rooms in Raleigh and Durham while contagious. People who are not vaccinated, and were at the same places at the same time are asked to reach out to the North Carolina Communicable Disease Branch.
Health benefit plans would be approved under NC Senate plan. The plans provide medical coverage to members of certain nonprofit organizations that anyone can join, usually for a small fee. Critics worry that the plans will exclude those with pre-existing conditions.
A state investigation into Baby+Co., a Cary natural birth center where three infants died over a six month span, found the facility lacking in oversight among other concerns. Some NC lawmakers say the report is evidence that the birth centers need to be licensed and regulated by the state.
New York doctor Erich Voigt was watching HGTV when he noticed that a woman on the show "Beachfront Bargain Hunt" had a lump on her neck that he knew needed medical attention. Voigt used Facebook to track down Nicole McGuinness.
William Roper, head of the UNC Health Care system, is retiring. Roper oversaw UNC's expansion to a 13-hospital network and most recently led its failed effort to partner with Charlotte's Atrium Health.
Durham start-up Dova Pharmaceuticals received approval Monday from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for a drug that controls bleeding in patients with chronic liver disease. These patient usually require a platelet transfusion, but will now be able to take a pill instead.
The News & Observer, The Herald-Sun. Triangle Today and the community, honored the Hearts of Healthcare with a special luncheon awards celebration Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Aloft hotel in Raleigh’s Brier Creek.
Data from Blue Cross Blue Shield and N.C. Department of Health and Human Service shows thousands of doctors are over-prescribing opioids in violation of a new state law that limits prescriptions for first-time patients.