One Month Later: Checking in on the 988 Suicide Hotline

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, help is available.  Several resources are in the…

Continue Reading ›

CMS Encouraging Health Care Providers to Prepare for End of COVID-19 Waivers and Flexibilities

Prepare now for end of COVID-19 waivers and flexibilities The Office of Legislation Centers for…

Continue Reading ›

CDC Announces Sweeping Changes to Restore Public Trust

CNN -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been the nation's foremost public…

Continue Reading ›

Move over Thin Mints! The new Girl Scout cookie Raspberry Rally is here!

  The 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Season is January through April   The Girl Scouts are ready…

Continue Reading ›

Animal Tranquilizers Making Street Drugs More Dangerous

Are animal tranquilizers changing how you should treat overdoses? ER doctors and internal medicine…

Continue Reading ›

FDA OKs Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids. Sales Could Begin in October

More affordable hearing aids could be in stores in October NPR -- Adults with hearing problems will…

Continue Reading ›

Monkeypox. A New Threat for Returning College Students?

NPR -- Ahead of the new school year, colleges across the country are repurposing the tools they…

Continue Reading ›

Millions of Americans Soon to be Living in ‘Extreme Heat Belt’

CNN -- Millions of Americans are about to be living in areas where temperatures will be above the…

Continue Reading ›

HHS Investing Millions to Strengthen Health Care and Access in Rural Communities, More than $700K coming to NC

Mountain Area Health Education Center, Biltmore Village, NC WASHINGTON -- The U.S.…

Continue Reading ›

Bad news for NC. State Ranked 18 out of top 20 States with Physician Shortage

North Carolina needs more doctors RALEIGH -- Across the nation, there is a shortage of primary care…

Continue Reading ›

Melanoma Monday: Fun at the Pool!

       Enjoy the pool, but keep your skin safe! RALEIGH — All summer NCMS is bringing you tips to…

Continue Reading ›

NCMS Responds to the End of NC COVID-19 State of Emergency

North Carolina’s pandemic state of emergency ends Monday, August 15, 2022 RALEIGH -- On March 10,…

Continue Reading ›

Today is National Middle Child Day

Today is National Middle Child Day   Elizabeth Walker created National Middle Child Day in the…

Continue Reading ›

Italy gives Domino’s the boot!

Domino's Pizza folding operations in Italy The last 29 Domino’s branches in Italy have officially…

Continue Reading ›

Major test of possible Lyme vaccine for first time in 20 years

    Lyme disease test looking for volunteers (AP) — Researchers are seeking thousands of…

Continue Reading ›

Questions about Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine? We’ve got you covered

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is ready for use   Yale Medicine has the latest information on the…

Continue Reading ›

Registration Now Open for NC AHEC Practice Management Academy

Photo Courtesy: NC AHEC   RALEIGH -- The NC AHEC Practice Management Academy was established…

Continue Reading ›

Show leadership in medicine! Join Leadership College – Apply Now! Deadline is Monday

Leadership College Application Deadline is August 15, 2022 RALEIGH -- The Leadership College…

Continue Reading ›

Anesthesia death has widow, doctors in Cape Fear region at odds

Shital Patel is calling for change from Dental Board following death of husband, Dr. Henry Patel…

Continue Reading ›

Medicaid: Pharmacy Point of Sale Process at Tailored Plan Launch

Tailored Plans will be temporarily managed by NCTracks when Tailored Plans launch on Dec. 1, 2022…

Continue Reading ›

Develop your leadership skills! Apply Now to The Future Clinician Leaders College

RALEIGH -- The Future Clinician Leaders College program is a one-year interprofessional leadership…

Continue Reading ›

Top Specialties With Highest Number of Physicians Working in Private Equity Acquired Practices

A study, supported by the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM), which examined…

Continue Reading ›

Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

August 4 is a day to be celebrated!  It is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Chocolate Chip…

Continue Reading ›

US Uninsured Rate Hits Record Low

A new analysis from the Department of Health and Human Services released August 2, 2022 show the…

Continue Reading ›

Biggest Expansion to Veterans’ Benefits in Over 30 Years Headed to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON -- The US Senate largely passed a bill Tuesday to expand health care and disability…

Continue Reading ›

Answer your call to Lead – Apply to Leadership College!

RALEIGH -- Now accepting applications for the Class of 2023! The KIPL Leadership College Program…

Continue Reading ›

AMA Offers Webinar on Dismantling Stigma for All: Addressing Physician and Patient Mental Health and Suicide Risk

Mark your calendars!  The AMA is hosting a webinar during National Suicide Prevention Week and…

Continue Reading ›

Would You Like A Four Day Workweek?

LONDON (CNN BUSINESS) -- The largest test of a four day workweek is happening and, so far, people…

Continue Reading ›

Monkeypox Cases Increasing, Review PPE Inventory Now

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Medical Society Vendor Partner Henry Schein has issued a reminder of…

Continue Reading ›

What Makes A State Attractive to Physicians? New Rankings Put NC at 11

Economics, medical resources, and quality of life.  What makes an area a great place to practice…

Continue Reading ›

NCMS Initial Slate of Nominees for Officers, Directors, AMA Delegate. Additional Nominations Accepted Until August 12th

SPECIAL NOTICE: NCMS Issues Initial Slate of Nominees   The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS)…

Continue Reading ›

Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act Passes

On Wednesday, July 27, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee unanimously passed the Improving…

Continue Reading ›

NC Spine Society 2022 Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

RALEIGH -- The 2022 NC Spine Society Annual Meeting is August 19-21 at the Kiawah Island Resort in…

Continue Reading ›

August Birthday Club! Happy Birthday to these NCMS Members

Happy birthday to these North Carolina Medical Society members! Gerald W. Blake, MD John P.…

Continue Reading ›

New Bern Eye Doctor Seeks Rehearing of Case Challenging NC Certificate of Need

Dr. Jay Singleton, DO, FACS NEW BERN, NC -- Doctor Jay Singleton is asking the North Carolina Court…

Continue Reading ›

Manchin, Schumer Deal Could be Good News for Medicare Drug Plans

What does Manchin, Schumer deal mean for Medicare? (CNN) -- After a year of negotiations, Senate…

Continue Reading ›

UNC Researchers Looking at Why Black Women Die of Uterine Cancer More Often than White Women

Black women at greater risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer CHAPEL HILL -- A group of researchers…

Continue Reading ›

NCDave Deadline Fast Approaching, Fines Begin September 1

NCDAVE deadline is September 1, 2022 RALEIGH -- North Carolina is making the switch to electronic…

Continue Reading ›

NC Testing Wastewater for Monkeypox

NC testing wastewater for monkeypox Across the state of North Carolina, labs are testing wastewater…

Continue Reading ›

800,000 Monkeypox Vaccines Soon Available for US Distribution

(ABC NEWS) -- Facing criticism for a sluggish response to monkeypox, the head of the US Department…

Continue Reading ›

Have You Applied? 2023 KIPL Leadership College Program Deadline is Fast Approaching

RALEIGH -- The KIPL Leadership College Program is ready for you!  It is a nationally renowned,…

Continue Reading ›

International AIDS Conference: 5th Person Likely Cured, Another in Long-Term Remission

MONTREAL -- The International AIDS Conference in Montreal was presented with two new cases which…

Continue Reading ›

NC Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Early Bird Registration About to End

RALEIGH -- Time is running out for the early bird registration for the NC Psychiatric Association…

Continue Reading ›

Former NCMS Employee Linda Russell Dies from Cancer Complications

GARNER -- Former NCMS employee Linda Russell died Monday, April 25, 2022, at her home in Garner…

Continue Reading ›

New Studies: Animals Sold at Wuhan Market Most Likely Started COVID-19 Pandemic

(CNN) -- Two totally different studies arrived at the same decision on where COVID-19 began:  The…

Continue Reading ›

First US Polio Case Since 2013 Reported in NY

The Associated Press has reported a case of polio in Rockland County, NY.  Based on available…

Continue Reading ›

More Than 200 Doctors, PAs, and Interns Suspended. Is Your NCTracks Updated?

RALEIGH -- Since May 2021, NC Medicaid started taking additional steps, as outlined in the…

Continue Reading ›

Thank you to our NCMS PAC Investors

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Medical Society Political Action Committee (NCMS PAC) would like to…

Continue Reading ›

North Carolina Medical Society Alliance Celebrates Centennial

RALEIGH -- Next year the North Carolina Medical Society Alliance celebrates 100 years!  The…

Continue Reading ›

Worried About Monkeypox? Here is How to Find Out More

AHEC is sponsoring a webinar on Monkeypox Thursday. As the World Health Organization declares…

Continue Reading ›

Melanoma Monday: Be Safe While You Enjoy A Day at the Beach!

RALEIGH -- All summer NCMS is bringing you tips to enjoy the great Carolina outdoors.  Melanoma…

Continue Reading ›

President Joe Biden has COVID. Should Seniors be Worried?

RALEIGH -- President Joe Biden announced Thursday that he tested positive for COVID-19.  He says…

Continue Reading ›

Detected at the Cellular Level: New Technology May Make Finding Lung Cancer Easier, Faster

RALEIGH -- Lung cancer is on of the most common cancer types around the world and it is often…

Continue Reading ›

North Carolina Medical Society Announces Dr. Charul Haugan New Board Member

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Medical Society is happy to announce the addition of Dr. Charul…

Continue Reading ›

Strong Emotions, Contrary Opinions on Race Among Physicians

Medscape: Physicians' Views on Racial Disparities Issues Report 2022 Shows Strong Emotions,…

Continue Reading ›

Eating Healthy and Keeping Costs Down

RALEIGH -- As food prices continue to rise, Americans are looking for more and more ways to eat…

Continue Reading ›

NCMS Board Member Dr. Claude Jarrett talks Healthcare Policy and Medicaid Expansion

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Medical Society Board Member Dr. Claude Jarrett took time to speak on a…

Continue Reading ›

NC Opioid Deaths Rising, NC Families Deciding Where National Settlement Money Will Go

RALEIGH -- North Carolina reported 326 suspected opioid overdoses in June compared to 288 in June…

Continue Reading ›

Who Do You Spend Time With?

  From adolescence to old age we change who we spend our time with.  Family, children,…

Continue Reading ›

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he expects to see out President Joe Biden’s current term

WASHINGTON -- Dr. Anthony Fauci says he will likely step down before the end of President Joe…

Continue Reading ›

Do not try this at home!

A musician in South Africa is sharing one of the craziest videos on the internet right now.  It…

Continue Reading ›

Thank You to Our NCMS PAC Investors!

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Medical Society Political Action Committee (NCMS PAC) would like to…

Continue Reading ›

A Review and Look Ahead at NC’s Healthy Opportunities Pilots Virtual Meeting Planned

RALEIGH -- On Thursday July 28, 2022 at 10:00am ET, the Duke-Margolis Center and North Carolina…

Continue Reading ›

NCMS and Payer Requirements: Task Force Looks for Ways to Decrease Administrative Burden and Maintain Quality Patient Care

RALEIGH -- This week the NCMS Payer Task Force continues its discussions of recommendations…

Continue Reading ›

Gov. Roy Cooper says he hopes to see agreement on Medicaid expansion soon

WASHINGTON -- Governor Roy Cooper was outside the White House Wednesday proclaiming he hopes to see…

Continue Reading ›

Try a New Recipe, But Make it a Playlist!

Bob Dylan famously said:  The times, they are a-changin'. That now applies to how you try new…

Continue Reading ›

988 Suicide Prevention Hotline Launches Saturday

RALEIGH -- Getting help during a mental health crisis will soon be as easy as dialing 9-8-8. North…

Continue Reading ›

Do You TikTok? For One Doctor, 1.6 Million People are Learning and Having Fun

Do you know Dr. Glaucomflecken?  That is the name that has hundreds of thousands of people flocking…

Continue Reading ›

The Pope House: Black History Just Blocks from NCMS

Pope House Museum, Raleigh, NC RALEIGH -- The Pope House Museum in Raleigh is offering a unique…

Continue Reading ›

Gov. Roy Cooper Appoints Chris Paterson to CPCC Board of Trustees

RALEIGH -- Governor Roy Cooper has announced several appointments to North Carolina boards and…

Continue Reading ›

Political Pulse July 8, 2022: Whew! Short Session is Over. What Happened?

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina General Assembly had a busy final week.  Most of the work for the…

Continue Reading ›

NCMS Member Edward Pickens, MD: When is it time for your kids to move to adult doctor?

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Medical Society Member Edward Pickens, MD has advice for when it is time…

Continue Reading ›

Racial, Ethnic Minority Communities Face Unique Mental Health Struggles

RALEIGH -- The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health sets aside…

Continue Reading ›

Melanoma Monday: Survive the 4th with Beautiful Skin!

All summer NCMS is bringing you tips to enjoy the great Carolina outdoors.  Melanoma Mondays run…

Continue Reading ›

Always a Good Time to be in North Carolina!

This weekend there are festivals across the state to celebrate Independence Day.  The North…

Continue Reading ›

News from Raleigh: Medicaid Expansion and State Budget

It has been a busy week in Raleigh and the North Carolina Medical Society has been hard at work!…

Continue Reading ›

Celebrate World Social Media Day

First there was mail, then the telegraph and telephone, then the fax was being used by everyone.…

Continue Reading ›

Time for Action: NCMS Helping Move Standalone Medicaid Expansion Bill Forward

The North Carolina Medical Society is leading the way to change!  A standalone Medicaid expansion…

Continue Reading ›

NCMS Response to SCOTUS Roe v. Wade decision

Statement from North Carolina Medical Society CEO Chip Baggett on Supreme Court ruling overturning…

Continue Reading ›

Take the Pledge! NCMS, AMA Join Forces to Fight Diabetes

Take a stand (for free)! DiabetesFreeNC is a statewide initiate to help prevent Type 2 Diabetes.…

Continue Reading ›

Five Friday Fun Facts!

Did You Know ... 1. It is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow. Now, we know some of…

Continue Reading ›

Are You Looking to Hone Your Leadership Skills?

  The Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL) offers three different leadership…

Continue Reading ›

Dealing with Burnout? Not Sure What To Do? Listen To This

RALEIGH -- Are you feeling burned out?  Stressed?  Out of sorts? Those are common emotions for…

Continue Reading ›