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What Area Congressmen, Senators Are Saying About Health Care Decision

Updated: 06/28/2012 - Reaction has been pouring in on the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding President Obama's health care overhaul. The following statements were issued by Republican Congressman Walter Jones, Democrat Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Republican U.S. Senator Richard Burr, and Democrat Senator Kay Hagan.

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NC Dentists Group, Office Managers Reach Agreement

Posted: 06/27/2012 - A legislative committee said Wednesday it supports a bill labeled as a compromise by lobbyists representing dental service organizations and the North Carolina Dental Society.

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Exchanges Could Survive Even If Health Reform Law Dies

Posted: 06/22/2012 - The Supreme Court's review of health reform means any or all of the law's mandates, such as coverage of adult dependents up to age 26 and protections for people with pre-existing conditions, could be in jeopardy.

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Too Little Vitamin D May Explain Black Americans' Cancer Deaths

Posted: 06/14/2012 - African-Americans are 25 percent more likely to die from cancer than white Americans are, and the reasons are numerous, including lower socio-economic status, poorer access to health care, and the cancer diagnosis coming at later, more deadly stages.

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9 Health Habits That Are A Waste Of Time

Updated: 06/13/2012 - A little more than a year ago, my eye doctor prescribed new disposable contact lenses. My insurance, he explained, would pay for only one six-month supply per year.

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Clients Plead For Bethel ECU Clinic To Remain Open

Updated: 06/11/2012 - Dozens of people at a Monday night meeting in Bethel pleaded for their rural community health center to remain open after a recent announcement that the East Carolina University Clinic in Bethel would shut down.

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Drug Industry Pushed Obama On Health Overhaul, E-mails Suggest

Posted: 06/09/2012 - After weeks of talks, drug industry lobbyists were growing nervous. To cut a deal with the White House on overhauling health care, they needed to be sure that President Obama would stop a proposal intended to bring down medicine prices.

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ECU Closing Rural Pitt County Clinic

Updated: 06/06/2012 - The Bethel Family Medicine Clinic has been a part of the community for more than 30 years, operated by ECU's Brody School of Medicine.

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New STD Strain Growing Resistant To Drugs

Posted: 06/06/2012 - A potentially dangerous sexually transmitted disease that infects millions of people each year is growing resistant to drugs and could soon become untreatable.

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Two NC Regional Health Centers To Receive Grants

Updated: 06/07/2012 - U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan visited North Carolina Wednesday to announce more than $500,000 in funding for two regional health centers.

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