In the News This Week…

Healthcare reform, insurance mandate debated at NC health forum, 3-20-12, MedCity News
Writer Frank Vinluan provides an update to the NC SPIN forum that took place earlier this week and discussed the Affordable Care Act.

Med schools shift focus to team-based care, 3-19-12, amednews
Staff writer Carolyne Krupa reports that medical schools are adapting to a change in the healthcare system by giving students experience working with other future health professionals.

Health insurer sponsors obesity challenge, 3-21-12, The Herald Sun
Reporter Laura Oleniacz informs that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will be holding a competition that will award entrepreneurs $20,000 for the best ideas to reduce obesity.

Mobile hospital tested; ready to assemble in a disaster, 3-21-12, Times-News
Staff Writer John Harbin reports on the progress of the National Mobile Disaster Hospital located at the Western North Carolina (WNC) Agriculture Center.

Doctors find clue in quest to predict heart attack, 3-21-12, The News and Observer/Associated Press
Reporter Lauren Neergaard reports on new findings that by searching blood for cells that appear to flake off the lining of a diseased artery may help predict heart attacks.

FDA panel: Dissolvable tobacco could reduce risks, 3-22-12, The News and Observer/Associated Press
Reporter Michael Felberbaum writes that a FDA panel says dissolvable tobacco products could reduce health risks but potentially increase number of tobacco users.

 
 

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