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New hope for rural areas short on doctors
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
RALEIGH – A new plan to allow multistate licensing for physicians could help fill the gap in areas without enough health-care services. If at least seven state legislatures agree to what's known as a multistate compact, a licensed doctor could easily get permission to practice medicine in any of the compact states. Kevin Bohnenblust, executive
 
Ask Dr. Swiner: Sleep is underrated
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Here comes fall, and before we know it, the year will be winding up. Are you accomplishing the goals you set out this year? Did you set goals to achieve by the end of this year? If you didn’t, it’s not too late. First, you should make a list. I think it’s reasonable to start with setting your goals, identifying your weaknesses, forgiving
 
Minorities with diabetes report a better quality of life
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
According to analysis from the Novo Nordisk DAWN2 study, minority populations in the United States have a more positive outlook when it comes to their diabetes than whites, but report more distress related to their disease, which could lead to negative outcomes. The DAWN2 (Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs 2) study is a follow-up to a 2001 study, and
 
Ask Dr. Swiner: Why do doctors commit suicide?
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I may sound a bit dramatic, but the issue is a serious one; medical professionals are stressed. We deal with unfortunate and, oftentimes, unrealistic demands from insurance companies, management and, most of all, patients. It’s a fact that doctors suffer from the same, if not more, amounts of depression, anxiety, and suicide than the general
 

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