Changes to the Affordable Care Act mean that next year you could pay less for coverage and face no fines for not having coverage. It could also mean your doctor is no longer in the insurer’s network and you’ll pay more.
The UNC System Board of Governors is expected to select a new leader to replace William Roper as head of UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine on Dec. 14. There are two finalists for the position.
The N.C. Restaurant & Lodging Association is offering a type of association health plan touted by Trump administration. But the group halted marketing Friday because the health plan may not be legal in North Carolina.
At least three dozen kids at Asheville Waldorf School have come down with the chickenpox in what state health officials are calling the worst outbreak of the disease since a vaccine was introduced in 1995.
One Triangle hospital received a C in the most recent ranking of patient safety by the nonprofit Leapfrog Group. The most important safety measures are hand washing practices, blood infections and patient falls.
Contamination has markedly increased in private wells flooded by Hurricane Florence. The state is offering free lab testing of drinking water for well owners, but most don’t take advantage of the service.
Medical researchers offering free genetic testing to all North Carolina newborns to screen for two rare disorders, spinal atrophy and fragile X syndrome. The first letters asking parents for permission to test their babies went out last week.
Thousands of eastern Wake County wells may have unhealthy levels of radiological chemicals uranium, radon and radium in the drinking water. Wells should be tested for chemicals founds in granite, officials say.
Flooding from Hurricane Florence that submerged a Duke Energy coal ash storage area in Wilmington did not contaminate the Cape Fear River, according to the NC Department of Environmental Quality. Environmentalists disagree.
Waterkeeper Alliance and Earthjustice say coal ash flowed in Cape Fear River during Hurricane Florence leaving the water with high levels of arsenic. Duke Energy calls the claim ‘outrageous.’ The Department of Environmental Quality awaits its test results.
Led by an increased demand for natural birthing options, Rex Hospital has credentialed its first midwife in over a decade. She in on call 24/7, until more midwives join her in delivering babies using time-tested methods to prevent complications.