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Pediatric Kidney Trial Combines a Simple Diet with Moments of Magic
Disney is a place to make wishes and memories, not necessarily the place to go on a diet. But what if it could change a child’s life? That’s what researchers are hoping to learn. Two-year-old Nadiya Dockery with nephrotic syndrome was one of 20 children who participated in a grand medical experiment at Disney Resorts in August, joined by her mom Kaley Williams of Sanford, NC.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Nov. 30
When Time is Muscle: UNC Cardiologists Beat the Clock
Two UNC interventional cardiologists, George "Rick" Stouffer, MD, and Michael Yeung, MD, led a study that showed a simple hemodynamic ratio determined at the time of angioplasty provides a rapid prediction for in-hospital mortality in STEMI patients.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Oct. 26
UNC Medical Center Offers Innovative Non-surgical Treatment for Enlarged Prostate
Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) is a catheter-based procedure to help improve symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Improve Perioperative Care for Breast Reconstruction Patients
The Department of Anesthesiology and Department of Surgery have introduced another Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway to UNC in collaboration with the Divisions of Surgical Oncology and Plastic Surgery – one that is specifically dedicated to helping breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Oct. 19
New partnership launches Carolina Hepatitis Academic Mentorship Program
The state-wide program to help patients across North Carolina grew out of the successful doctor mentorship initiative led by Michael Fried, MD, Director of the UNC Liver Center.
Located in News / 2017 / March
UNC Health Care reiterates patient policy
Due to uncertainty regarding current U.S. immigration policy, patients are signaling their fear of deportation should they seek medical care. We want to make clear that our policy regarding patients and personal information has not changed.
Located in News / 2017 / March
A Mother’s Gift
Ten years ago Carol Offen donated a kidney to her son. Today she works to demystify the process of live organ donation in the hopes that more people will give the gift of life.
Located in News / 2017 / March
Grateful for Every Breath
In 1990, Howell Graham was the first patient at UNC Hospitals with cystic fibrosis to receive a double lung transplant. Over the years he has tried several times, but couldn’t quite find the right words to say ‘thank you’ for the gift he received. Now, he says he’s finally ready.
Located in News / 2017 / February
UNC Medical Center is First in the Mid Atlantic to Treat Patients with Next Generation Cardiac Mapping System
New technology enables tailored treatment for patients with cardiac arrhythmias.
Located in News / 2017 / January
OrthoNow Clinic to Open at Weaver Crossing
A second location of UNC’s OrthoNow Orthopaedic walk-in clinic will open Jan. 3.
Located in Employee News Online / 2016 / Dec. 21