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Kamala Harris proposes doubling mental health treatment beds

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris wants to double the number of mental health treatment beds available across the country and increase access to virtual mental health counseling.

Wilmington doctor, medical practice pays $244K to settle civil fraud claims

A Wilmington doctor and his former practice group, Wilmington Health, have agreed to pay more than $244,000 to settle civil claims for improper payments made under the Medicare and Tricare programs, according to the US attorney.

Texas woman declared dead in error, fighting to prove she’s alive

A Texas woman suddenly found out that she didn't have insurance or a bank account. Sherry Ellis wasn't hacked. She was listed as deceased.

Study: ‘Medicare for all’ projected to cost $32.6 trillion

Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, requiring historic tax hikes, says a study released Monday by a university-based libertarian policy center.

Few teeth: Trump unveils plan to reduce drug prices

After more than a year of bold promises, President Donald Trump is unveiling his plans for reducing drug prices.

Report: North Carolina hospital misdiagnosed more cancer cases

A report on cancer misdiagnoses at a North Carolina hospital says three patients underwent treatments only to learn they didn't have cancer, while another who did have cancer was initially declared cancer-free.

Report: North Carolina hospital misdiagnoses cancer cases

A North Carolina hospital is under review after an investigation showed three patients received unnecessary cancer treatments and a fourth had a cancer diagnosis delayed.

Trump’s $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget for next year that heralds an era of $1 trillion-plus federal deficits and — unlike the plan he released last year — never comes close to promising a balanced ledger even after 10 years.

On drug costs, modest steps follow Trump’s big promises

President Donald Trump makes big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is gravitating to relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates.

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UNCW holds parking lot pep rally for NHRMC healthcare workers

The Novant parking lot filled with bubbles, pom poms, and support as UNCW nursing and health staff members surprised NHRMC medical staff with a pep rally.

Organizations to host Wilmington municipal candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear, New Hanover County NAACP, and Cape Fear Housing Coalition are hosting a City of Wilmington Mayoral & Municipal Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 28 at 6 p.m. via zoom. 

Pfizer booster shots available in New Hanover, Brunswick counties for eligible patients

Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shots are now available in New Hanover and Brunswick counties, days after receiving FDA approval.

Video game design studio opens up shop in downtown Wilmington

A game design company which develops software, game content, and gaming systems for lotteries and charitable gaming opened a new studio in Wilmington on Monday.