CBS 17 reporter Kelly Kennedy will take a medical leave from WNCN in Raleigh to get treatment for invasive cervical cancer at Sloan Kettering in New York. Kennedy’s best friend died by suicide in June and her mother has breast cancer.
Morrisville’s TrialCard employed about 450 people last year. It expects to employ at least 1,200 at the end of this year. The company supports drug makers by helping patients get on costly, specialty drugs and pay for those medications.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has asked for a 4.1 percent decrease on the healthcare plans it offers through Obamacare. It also eliminated Duke University Health System and WakeMed Health & Hospitals from its provider network for ACA customers.
The newest health insurer in NC’s Affordable Care Act marketplace, Centene, specializes in government plans like Medicaid and Medicare. It plans to offer its Ambetter plan under Obamacare in Wake, Durham counties.
Horseshoe crabs, which are “living fossils,” are cornerstones of the biomedical industry and of eel and whelk fishing. Their blue blood contains LAL, which is used to test injections and biomedical devices. Now researchers want to find ways to maintain their numbers.
20.6 veterans kill themselves every day and suicide prevention is now the VA’s No 1 priority. The Durham VA Health Care System and the Durham County Public Health Department held a forum on mental health.
North Carolina state employees’ health care costs won’t go up in 2019 after State Health Plan leaders voted to keep premiums frozen at their 2018 rates. The good news for state workers comes at the same time that premiums in the private health insurance market are expected to rise.
A new study by RTI International found that states with liberal medical marijuana laws have higher rates of mental illness than states with restrictive medical marijuana laws or states where pot is illegal.
Trump administration cuts will reduce funding for Affordable Care Act navigators in North Carolina by 85 percent, to $500,000. That will slash the ranks of the navigators who have enrolled the public in health insurance.
Mandy Cohen, the secretary of health and human services in North Carolina, said that Vice President Mike Pence approved Medicaid expansion while governor of Indiana. The state did give more residents access to Medicaid
Biopharmaceutical firm Liquidia plans to raise up to $57.5 million by issuing public stock in the wake of a move by GlaxoSmithKline to put a freeze on a lucrative licensing agreement that had accounted for most of Liquidia's revenue.
Best children's hospitals in NC are in the Triangle, according to U.S. News & World Report. Duke Children's and N.C. Children's at UNC top the list for treating cancer, heart, neurology and other specialties.
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.