Podcast: A New Way to Pay? Bringing Down Healthcare Costs Through Value-Based Care Plans

It’s no secret that healthcare costs in North Carolina and across the country are on the rise. But what can be done to lower healthcare costs? On this week’s episode of “The Cost of Health,” we get an insider look on the real ways to keep costs down. We chat with Dr. Patrick Conway, President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, for his take on what’s driving the spike and how it can be combatted.

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Top 10 Things To Do in N.C. Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving means a long weekend, lots of food, and a house full of guests. After the turkey is eaten and the football games are watched, what’s next on your weekend to-do list? Skip the Black Friday shopping, and participate in a local N.C. community activity instead. Here’s your guide of events, tree lightings, skating rinks, parades and more to entertain family and friends over the Thanksgiving weekend in North Carolina.

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Volunteering for Thanksgiving Across North Carolina

They say it's better to give than to receive, and that's especially true during the year-end holiday season. But the giving doesn't have to just mean presents or money -- it can also come in the form of donating time to help those in need. Across North Carolina, volunteers are needed during the crucial and hectic holiday season to prepare meals, organize donations, and serve others. This Thanksgiving, give some of your time to helping your community. From the mountains to the coast, here’s a collection of worthy N.C. organizations that need your help this November (and beyond!).

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