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Sweet Dreams Elusive for Many Americans

National Sleep Awareness Week is March 2-8 Most Americans aren’t getting enough sleep. Why? Life just seems too busy: We wake up early to get the kids off to school (all while drinking copious amounts of coffee); drive them to school; drive another 30 minutes to work; work a full eight- or nine-hour day (while…

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Eat Your Heart Out

Eat Your Heart Out: Smart Food Choices for Better Heart Health Eating healthy is one of the best ways for men and women to protect themselves and their heart. Heart disease is a killer, causing nearly one million heart-related deaths annually according to The Heart Foundation. A better diet is a great way to avoid…

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Coastal Carolina Healthcare - New Bern, NC - Cancer Care Center
Patients benefit from successful ACO program

CCHC participating in successful Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for accountable care. by Mark Hagland, Healthcare Informatics Coastal Carolina, which cares for more than 30,000 patients, is a multi-specialty physician group with 42 physicians and 20 mid-level providers, delivering care to patients in 11 locations. Leveraging the Touchworks EHR [electronic health record] solution from the Chicago-based…

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Health Care Opens Stable Career Path, Taken Mainly by Women

In 1980, 1.4 million jobs in health care paid a middle class wage: $40,000 to $80,000 a year in today’s money. Now, the figure is 4.5 million. The pay of registered nurses — now the third-largest middle-income occupation and one that continues to be overwhelmingly female — has risen strongly along with the increasing demands…

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