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 physicians, however, some states are shouldering a heavier share of the physician shortage. According to America’s Health Rankings, an annual report released by the United Health Foundation, North Carolina ranks number 18 out of the top 20 states where the shortage of primary care…

Melanoma Monday: Fun at the Pool!

       Enjoy the pool, but keep your skin safe! RALEIGH — All summer NCMS is bringing you tips to enjoy the great Carolina outdoors.  Melanoma Mondays run weekly until Autumn with information from your fellow NCMS members.  Today it’s Dr. Shaily Bhatnagar from Family Dermatology in Apex with how to enjoy a day at the pool with beautiful skin.  Enjoy! Shaily Bhatnagar, MD Have fun and…

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, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper ordered his first COVID-19 emergency order.  Since then, he has issued about 120 orders and directives as part of the state’s pandemic response. On March 14, 2020, the state banned mass gatherings and shut down schools, three days later restaurants and bars were…

Today is National Middle Child Day

Today is National Middle Child Day   Elizabeth Walker created National Middle Child Day in the 1980s. The first celebrations took place on the second Saturday in August. However, along the way, it has become generally accepted to celebrate it on August 12th. In a newspaper article submitted by her grandson, Litton Walker, III, Walker stated that she wanted to create a National Day…

Congratulations to Appalachian Mountain CHC!

Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers (AMCHC) provides health services at six locations throughout Western North Carolina. This month, they are expanding services to provide Holistic School-Based Health Care, Mobile Medical and Dental Services. Join them for the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Asheville High School on August 24, 2022, at 4:00 pm.…

WCMS Members Invited to Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club Open House September 17

Do you remember the joy of running your model train as a kid? Maybe you still love trains. If so, bring your kids to visit the Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club Open House between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 1615 Old Louisburg Road, Raleigh 27609.  (www.nrvclub.net) WCMS members and their families are invited to view N, HO, S, O, and G gauge trains in operation and…

Italy gives Domino’s the boot!

Domino's Pizza folding operations in Italy The last 29 Domino’s branches in Italy have officially closed. The Financial Times reports Domino’s began operations in pizza’s motherland in 2015, but it was unable to deliver on its plan to eventually open 880 restaurants there. Domino’s made an effort to use locally sourced Italian ingredients, and hoped to set itself apart from local…

Did You Know that NCMS Accredits the Accreditors?

Did you know that the NCMS Accreditation Program "accredits accreditors" in our state by conducting their program evaluation according to Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) standards? At this time, 11 CME providers in NC are accredited through the NCMS. These providers offered over 500 learning activities in 2021. The bulk of the work for this program is handled by…

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

    Lyme disease test looking for volunteers (AP) — Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers in the U.S. and Europe to test the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years. Lyme is a growing problem, with cases rising and warming weather helping ticks expand their habitat. While a vaccine for dogs has long been available, the only Lyme vaccine for…

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 Novavax vaccine, the fourth to be authorized in the United States for the prevention of COVID-19. The information includes the efficacy of the vaccine, who is eligible to take it, where it is authorized, and a host of other considerations. As the vaccine becomes available, this is to help…