In the News This Week…

Eli Lehrer: Your doctor makes too much money, 7-29-12, Dallas News
Sunday Commentary Eli Lehrer writes that America’s high health care cost is contributing to the salaries and wages of the medical profession. Subscription required. This commentary received a huge backlash from medical professionals in Texas for publishing inaccurate information.

Local Doctor Receives High Accolades, 8-2-12, WITN
WITN reports that NCMS member William A. Balance, Jr., MD, was named in the US News and World Report as one of the top 249 pathologists on the list of US News Top Doctors.

Another milestone for the Affordable Care Act – that benefits 47 million women, 8-1-12, Progressive Pulse
Writer Clayton Henkel reports on eight new health care services that became effective August 1, which will directly benefit women nationwide as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Duke researchers find gene mutation for childhood disorder, 7-30-12, WRAL
WRAL reporter and NCMS member Allen Mask, MD, reports that Duke University researchers recently identified a gene mutation for a disorder that is commonly misdiagnosed in children as epilepsy.

Physicians want out of NC MedWest affiliation, 8-2-12, Health Leaders Media/Smoky Mountain News
Smoky Mountain News reports that the medical community in Jackson and Swain counties is looking to part ways with Haywood Regional Medical Center due to concerns about the hospital’s direction with MedWest.

Orthopedics at Mission Hospital ranks among best in the country, 8-2-12, Mountain Express
Reporter Caitlin Byrd writes that Becker’s Hospital Review has named Mission Hospital to their list of “100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs.”

Sebelius announces nursing grant for NC hospital, 7-30-12, News Times/Associated Press
AP writer Allen Reed reports that US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that the Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration at Duke University Hospital will receive a $200 million grant to train advanced practice registered nurses.

Is gluten your problem? Or faddish eating?, 7-31-12, ABC News/Associated Press
Associated Press reports on whether or not the increase in eating gluten free is a fad or health condition.


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