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Ask Dr. Swiner: There are other cancers besides breast cancer
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one of the most celebrated and popular of the cancer awareness causes. It should be due to it being one of the largest killers and devastating illnesses to affect women. However, it’s not THE largest killing cancer or the one that women, or men for that matter, are affected by the most. That would be
 
Upside of Affordable Care Act: health care costs down
Monday, October 27, 2014
RALEIGH – Not long ago, the airwaves were filled with predictions that health-care reform would be a disaster for taxpayers and consumers. That hasn't happened. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will cut the federal budget deficit by a hundred billion dollars despite adding health coverage for about 10
 
Blue Cross reveals 2015 health insurance rates
Friday, October 24, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina's largest health insurer says rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average next year for buyers of individual Affordable Care Act policies. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina discussed the prices Wednesday. As an example, the insurer cited a typical rate for a 45-year-old man in the Raleigh area who doesn't
 
Improve your end-of-life health care
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The day my father died from prostate cancer, Jan. 11, 2011, is the day I decided that no family should ever experience the same pain. That day everything changed for me. I had worked for seven years at an organization whose sole focus is end-of-life care, yet I had not had even one conversation with my father about his end-of-life wishes. It was truly a
 
Triple negative breast cancer impacts minority women
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Every October, people lace up their sneakers and walk to support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. In a sea of pink, there are heart wrenching stories of survival, homemade signs in memory of loved ones, and hope of a cure for this devastating disease that impacts more than 230,000 women and men every year. Even though many people are aware of
 

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NC State grant trains future mental health professionals

RALEIGH – According to the World Health Organization, half of those diagnosed with a

Roundtable to shape Durham community

DURHAM – The Bull City abounds with programs dedicated to helping mold the community for

Durham CAN celebrates progress

DURHAM – The Emily K Center auditorium was home to almost 500 people for a town-hall type