In the News This Week…

Regulations at the tanning bed could soon be up for debate among lawmakers, 3-26-12, News 14 Carolina
Reporter Linnie Supall interviews NCMS and NCDA member Craig Burkhart, MD, and David Ollila, MD, about the controversy behind indoor tanning regulations.

Warren P. Newton, MD and Brad Wilson: Legislator was a force for better care, 3-29-12, The News and Observer
NCMS member Warren P. Newton, MD, and Brad Wilson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) CEO, remember former state Sen. John T. Henley Sr., for his impact throughout the state and beyond.

Justices take up heart of health care overhaul law, 3-27-12, Associated Press
Reporter Mark Sherman writes that the Supreme Court is addressing the main concerns with President Obama’s health care overhaul.

High court has options on health care law, 3-29-12, The News and Observer/ Associated Press
Reporters Mark Sherman and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar provide possible outcomes of what the Supreme Court will do with President Obama’s health care overhaul.

CNN Poll: Should health care law be overturned?, 3-27-12, CNN Politics
CNN reports that most Americans don’t want the Supreme Court to completely overturn the federal health care reform law.

Teen Health Clinic’s Affordable Care Act Grant Nets Visit from DHHS, 3-29-12, Examiner
Writer Crystal Roberts reports that Wilmington Health Access for Teens (WHAT) hosted a visit from the Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director, Anton Gunn, to share its plan for using the grant awarded through the Affordable Care Act.

Prices paid for physician services decreases for second month running, 3-26-12, amednews
American Medical News reports that the amount of money paid for physician services by patients and insurers decreased by 0.5 percent.

More doctors work part time, flexible schedules, 3-26-12, amednews
Writer Victoria Stagg Elliott reports that two of the fastest-growing demographics of physicians are driving the demand for options beyond full time.

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Earns High Rankings, 3-27-12, The Pilot
Writer Ted M. Natt, Jr., reports the findings of Business North Carolina that FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital is one of the best in North Carolina and is at the forefront of “a revolution” in how patients and their employers pay for care.

Obesity-linked cancers increase, 3-29-12, Fox News/The Wall Street Journal
Fox News reported that several cancers linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle have risen each year from 1999 through 2008, as improved screening and a sharp decline in the number of smokers have decreased the rate of new cancer diagnosis.


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