The reading room includes articles of potential interest to consumers and medical professionals. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the NC Medical Board, its members and staff.
August 30, 2017
Is the racial composition of neighborhoods associated with bystander treatments, emergency medical services processes of care, and survival to hospital discharge after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?
August 28, 2017
Since 2002, the number of U.S. doctors working freelance has nearly doubled to 48,000, according to a survey from Staff Care, a locum tenens staffing company. And some health care recruiters predict that number will double again in the decade to come.
August 24, 2017
In 2013, Lynn Scozzari was staring at a photo of a woman seated on a rock, her arms thrust open to a valley below.
August 22, 2017
Think virtual reality is just about gaming and the world of make-believe? Get real. From product design to real estate, many industries have adopted VR and related technologies— and nowhere are the benefits of VR greater than in healthcare.
August 21, 2017
A federal committee will meet September 11, 2017 to consider whether cough medicine containing certain opioids should be prescribed to children, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday.
August 21, 2017
Because of the Affordable Care Act, more Americans have health insurance than ever before. But having insurance doesn’t necessarily make it easy to find a doctor when much of the United States is suffering from a shortage of physicians.
August 17, 2017
To many people, constipation is little more than an aggravation. To others it is a daily agony. Few realize that it can be a dangerous and even deadly affliction.
August 16, 2017
For the first 6 1/2 years of her life, Ruby Bond was like any other happy, healthy kid. Then one summer evening in 2014, Ruby’s mother noticed she was having trouble sounding out words in a homework assignment; her progress learning to read had stalled.
August 15, 2017
In one night, she lost two sons to opioids. She’s on a mission to spare others that unfathomable pain.