Acute Flaccid Myelitis 2018

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) cases are increasing. The AFM cases have been reported in 22 states, including North Carolina (1 case). Reports as of October 24th, 2018 state that of these 62 cases, 58 (94%) are in children.
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CMHN ACO Outperforms Targets

Kathleen Evans, ACO Program Manager, CMHN ACO, NCCHCA, October 15th, 2018 - Carolina Medical Home Network (CMHN) saved Medicare $3.1 million in 2017 by implementing value-based care strategies to control cost and utilization.
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PCMH BQPP

CFMC Receives Highest Level Recognition for BQPP

Yanceyville, NC, September 2018 - Caswell Family Medical Center has achieved the highest level recognition with Blue Cross Blue Shield's (BCBS) Blue Quality Physician Program (BQPP).

The BQPP offered by BCBS is an incentive program for independent primary care centers like CFMC that provide high-quality, low-cost, and patient-centered care for Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC members.
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Diabetes and Vaccinations

Diabetes and Vaccinations

The important piece you may be missing


You're living with Diabetes. You take every measure to keep it under control. You're eating well, exercising, and you're visiting your primary care provider (PCP) on a regular basis. So what more is there to make sure you're staying as healthy as you can while living with this disease? The missing piece to this puzzle is something you may not have realized. Staying up-to-date with your vaccinations is a crucial part of staying healthy.
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HRSA Quality Improvement Award 2018

HRSA Awards CFMC $21,000

The Health Resources and Services Administration has provided health centers across the U.S. with awards called "Quality Improvement Awards", or "QIA". Caswell Family Medical Center is a recent recipient of a QIA in the amount of $21,000. Health centers like CFMC are recognized for being one of the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as making a significant quality improvement gain from our previous year.
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Influenza

What is Influenza?

Influenza, or "Flu" as it's referred to, is a contagious respiratory illness affecting your respiratory system that is caused by Influenza viruses. It is typically spread through interactions with others who are infected. This includes coughing, sneezing, or even talking. You can pick up the virus by simply touching an object that an infected person has previously touched, or by inhaling the flu virus directly.
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Free Naloxone Kit Saves Husband

Naloxone helped save my husband's life!


Being around the medical field for most of my adult life, I have seen the effects that opioids and other drugs can have on people. More and more stories are being shared in the media recently, like the recent overdose of pop star Demi Lovato. I’ve seen my share of overdoses as well, but I never thought it would hit so close to home as it did recently.
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5 Tips for Seniors: Better Night’s Sleep

Seniors Can Get a Better Night’s Sleep with These Helpful Tips


Contributed by Karen Weeks of Elder Wellness

If you’re a senior who is having trouble getting to sleep at night, you’re not alone. However, you could be harming your health. Sleep is essential in preserving healthy processes in your brain and body, so getting enough needs to be among your top priorities. When getting rest seems to be a problem, try these solutions to get a better night’s sleep.
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