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NewsFeaturedNewsNewsPress Release | March 26, 2018

More than Half of North Carolinians Have Experienced Childhood Trauma

Nearly two-thirds of respondents to the original ACEs study reported experiencing at least one adverse experience, such as physical, sexual or emotional abuse, adult incarceration, mental illness, substance abuse or violence in the household. In North Carolina, that number is 57.6 percent, according to data from the North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

NewsFeaturedNewsNewsPress Release | March 23, 2018

Duke Doctors Consider When the Cost of Care Becomes Toxic

Can the cost of health care be bad for you? In the January/February issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal, Drs. Caroline Sloan and S. Yousuf Zafar at Duke University examine the “financial toxicity” of cancer care in an article titled, “Ask Early and Ask Often: How Discussing Costs Could Save Your Patient’s Life.”

NewsFeaturedNewsNewsPress Release | March 21, 2018

North Carolina Medicaid Spending on Over-65 Population Could Top $6 Billion by 2037

The population of North Carolina citizens aged 65 and older is growing fast, and that means a heftier price tag for health care in the near future. Medicaid’s bill for North Carolinians 65 and older could almost triple to $6 billion in 2037.