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6:27 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

New Clemmons Medical Center Set to Open

The Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center will offer emergency room services to patients.
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Novant Health is preparing to open a new medical clinic in Clemmons.  The public can get a closer look at the new center during an open house this weekend.  

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11:59 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Study: Guilford County #8 in NC Health Rankings

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A new study indicates that Wake County is the healthiest county in North Carolina.  And Triad counties range from 8th to 56th.

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4:38 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Community Event Examines Mental Health Issues in the Triad

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut and other recent shootings have spurred a panel discussion about mental illness in Winston-Salem.
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Approximately 54 million people in the US suffer with mental illness. The number one reason for hospital admissions nationwide is psychiatric disorder, according to the Foundation of Hope for the Research and Treatment of Mental Illness

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Health
12:59 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Triad Healthcare Professionals Push for Medicaid Expansion

Administrators of Triad community clinics fear thousands of North Carolina's working poor will fall through the health care cracks.
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It is estimated 500,000 North Carolinians are uninsured. And most rely heavily on community clinics. Today, members of one Triad facility are in Raleigh urging legislators to expand Medicaid coverage. "Last year, we lost $3.5 million," says Brian Ellerby. "So we're at a point where we will have to consider cutting access to the uninsured." Ellerby is CEO at Triad Adult Pediatric Medicine on South Eugene Street in Greensboro. It is a non profit that provides medical care for Guilford County's roughly 94,000 uninsured residents.

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11:24 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Governor Says NC Not Ready for Health Exchanges

Governor Pat McCrory issued a statement this morning, in which he said that, after reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of expanding Medicaid,  he does not think North Carolina is ready to operate the health exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

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