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UNC Tobacco Treatment Program Helps Cancer Patients Become Tobacco Free
Glenn Hair started smoking when he was 12 years old and over time began smoking up to two packs of cigarettes every day. He tried to quit numerous times but always found an excuse for why it was not the right time. He told himself he would quit later, but when he received his cancer diagnosis, he realized “One of these days, later isn’t going to come.”  
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 29
UNC Primary Care at Clayton Steps Up to Improve COPD Care
High-quality Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) care has been a hot topic recently at UNC Primary Care at Clayton.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 15
UNC Hearing and Communication Center Audiologist Opens Vestibular Clinic to Help Patients Balance Dizziness Symptoms
The UNC Hearing and Communication Center (UNC HCC) has opened an outpatient vestibular clinic to assess dizziness and vertigo -- the first of its kind in the UNC Health Care system.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 8
Dancel on Point-of-Care Ultrasound
Ria Dancel, MD, says point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is the next step in the evolution of internists, enhancing physical diagnosis skills and patient-physician relationships. She has published two papers about POCUS in the Journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 2
Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Justin L. Rountree
Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Justin L. Rountree from the Department of Anesthesiology. Here's what one of Dr. Rountree's patients had to say: "I have been with Dr. Rountree for about 7 years now and I feel we developed a close patient/provider relationship that I feel very comfortable with!..."
Located in Employee News Online / 2018 / Sept. 20
Culturally competent care for the Latino Community
The UNC Center for Latino Health (CELAH) recognizes its 10 year anniversary, announces a new cardiology clinic, and celebrates CELAH Center Manager Claudia Rojas as "Community Service Person of the Year."
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Aug. 30
Research shows blood cultures performed on children with skin infections largely ineffective
The majority of blood cultures performed on children with common skin and soft tissue infections are unnecessary, according to a new article by co-authors, Eric Zwemer, MD, and John R. Stephens, MD, of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicines.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / July 19
Carolina Care Highlight: Jennifer Woody
Our patient comment this week recognizes Jennifer Woody, FNP, from the Departments of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery: "Jennifer is off the scales. I had talked to three other professionals about the issue I had. Jennifer thoroughly explained things in ways I could understand, talked to me about medication, what I could expect, more details about my condition, and made sure to schedule a followup..."
Located in Employee News Online / 2018 / June 28
UNC’s outpatient diuresis clinic offers new approach to managing heart failure
The newest project from the department of medicine’s Value Care Action Group (VCAG) is better serving patients with early heart failure while also reducing visits to the ED and subsequent hospitalizations.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / June 14
Rethinking Obesity Care
Dr. Sriram Machineni joins the UNC department of medicine's division of endocrinology and metabolism to build a chronic care model for treating obesity.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / June 14