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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comment on the revision of the proposed 2021–2023 North Carolina Community Services Block Grant State Plan, which outlines how the state will facilitate the CSBG program over the next two years.

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Health care comes at a premium for many North Carolinians who wait weeks for appointments, travel miles to see a clinician and endure costly inefficiencies and inequities within the health care system. As a nurse practitioner, I’ve seen firsthand the effects of our state’s outdated health workforce laws ― patients suffering from preventable and chronic disease conditions worsened by inadequate access to care. The good news is there’s a no-cost, no-delay solution to this problem. It’s time to pass the SAVE Act (H.B. 277/S.B. 249), which is pending before our state legislature.

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RALEIGH — North Carolinians who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines can now begin receiving an additional dose to better protect themselves from COVID-19, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced today. 

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RALEIGH — At least one judge considering the latest certificate-of-need case at the N.C. Court of Appeals sees a key problem with the state’s CON law.

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Wednesday, 11 August 2021 12:20

FirstHealth to open 10th Convenient Care location

SANFORD—  FirstHealth of the Carolinas is pleased to announce the opening of its tenth convenient care location. The new clinic is located at 3110 S. Horner Blvd. in Sanford and will begin accepting walk-in patients Monday, Aug. 16.

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PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas and Pinehurst Medical Clinic recently welcomed two new fellowship-trained interventional cardiologists, Tiffany Bonnecaze, M.D. and Michael Millard, M.D. 

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If you only pay attention to the government and establishment media COVID-19 panic machines, you might not know that the U.S. is experiencing fewer than 1/3 as many new daily cases and hospitalizations as in January and fewer daily deaths than at any time since March of 2020.

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PINEHURST — With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise across the Sandhills, FirstHealth of the Carolinas has implemented new visitor restrictions across the health system. Beginning Aug. 3, 2021, only one support person will be permitted to accompany patients in emergency departments, hospitals and clinics. 

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PINEHURST — Working to reduce the risk of opioid overdoses, members of the Sandhills Opioid Response Consortium have developed kits designed to help minimize harm events. The SORC is a group of agencies in Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore and Richmond counties representing health care, law enforcement, behavioral health, public health, county government and other non-profit organizations.

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PEMBROKE— Four years ago, Austin Locklear earned a biology degree from UNC Pembroke to prepare for the rigorous course load in medical school. In an effort to become a stronger candidate, he went on to earn a graduate degree from Duke University. 

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