February 16, 2017
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February 15, 2017
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February 14, 2017
Last month we explored the reasons for the opioid crisis and the serious potential for addiction with the use of opioids. As providers, we have become acutely aware of the crisis because of the exponential rate of opioid overdoses and overdose deaths in our community.
February 14, 2017
By: Caitlin M. Poe
February 13, 2017
As a parent, you would do anything to protect your child from violence but the reality is that teen dating violence impacts almost 1.5 million high school students, according to the CDC. Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, almost triple the national average. (Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice and Statistics) February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and it is an opportunity to reach out to teens to let them know that real love means respect.
February 6, 2017
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is deeply concerned about the recent executive order restricting immigration from certain countries, including refugees and those who already hold visas for entry into the U.S.
February 3, 2017
In its sixth year of providing school-based care via telehealth in four counties of North Carolina, the nonprofit Center for Rural Health Innovation’s Health-e-Schools program has grown into a national model. What started as a pilot in three rural schools in the Appalachian Mountains has grown to 33 schools in four counties.
February 1, 2017
Right now there is a lot of focus at a national level on immigrants. We at WIN are not lawyers or experts on the rights of immigrants and we cannot provide legal advice, but we want to reiterate that the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 apply to everyone in the United States, whether they are citizens, tourist visa holders, green card holders, immigrants with refugee status, undocumented immigrants, or any other status.
January 25, 2017
Personalized Medicine offers a scientific, individually guided approach to improve the health of individuals and our population.
January 24, 2017
Are you are suffering from knee osteoarthritis that is keeping you from participating in the activities you love?
January 18, 2017
"But after prescribing opioids to millions of patients for noncancer pain, we have learned the following: These medications ARE addictive. One third of patients prescribed opioids for 2 months or more — just 2 months — become addicted or dependent on the medications."
January 11, 2017
An anonymous fund at The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina is designated for nonprofits to support unmet medical needs across the region, with a preference for programs serving cancer patients. This distribution to Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation supports Project Access’s care for cancer patients including medications, durable medical equipment, navigational services, transportation vouchers, interpreters and other wrap-around services.
January 3, 2017
Grant funded interpreter services will now be available for providers seeing low income, uninsured patients in Madison, McDowell, Mitchell and Yancey Counties! The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina awarded Western Carolina Medical Society’s Interpreter Network (WIN) with a $20,000 People In Need Grant for 2017 to support the providers who donate care to low income and uninsured people in rural counties.
December 29, 2016
Influenza activity increased in NC during the week ending 12/24/16. Flu is now widespread across the state.
December 21, 2016
We recently alerted the Federation to a notice from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that effective January 1, 2017, the DEA was changing its long-standing policy of allowing a grace period for registrants who failed to file a timely renewal application.
December 19, 2016
Previously, I shared with you my experience of meeting with the widow of a North Carolina physician who committed suicide last year, a victim of burnout. As you recall I discussed three factors which contributed to his death. One of those was his fear of seeking assistance due to possible negative repercussions with the state licensing board.