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September is peak month for hurricanes in North Carolina
More hurricanes and tropical storms hit North Carolina in September than in any other month. Two UNC experts explain how state residents can stay safe and healthy before and after a dangerous storm.
Located in News / 2011 / September
Elderly emergency patients less likely to receive pain medication than middle-aged patients
A study by UNC researchers finds that people 75 years old or older are less likely to receive any pain medication in hospital emergency departments than people between 35 and 54 years old.
Located in News / 2011 / November
UNC study: Most kidney dialysis patients not prepared for emergency evacuation
A survey of kidney dialysis patients by UNC School of Medicine researchers finds that most have not taken the emergency preparedness measures that would enable them to survive a hurricane or any other disaster that disrupts power and water services.
Located in News / 2010 / June
American College of Emergency Physicians Names Award In Honor of Dr. Judith Tintinalli
The Judith E. Tintinalli Excellence in Education Award is a lifetime achievement award given to someone who has made a lasting change on emergency medicine education over a career.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Oct. 11
Cairns receives John Marx Leadership Award
Charles B. Cairns, MD, professor and chair of emergency medicine, was awarded the 2014 John Marx Leadership Award of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / June 5
Be a happy camper: Plan your emergency response in advance
Dr. Wes Wallace, an Emergency Department physician at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how a little preparation can help you deal with both minor and serious injuries that can happen during a camping trip.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Oct. 9, 2009
Mears named top 10 innovator in emergency medical services
Greg D. Mears, M.D., an associate professor in the emergency medicine department, has been named one of the top 10 innovators in emergency medical services for 2008 by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / April
Mears honored with the 2012 Jeff Clawson Leadership Award
Greg Mears, MD, was a recipient of the annual Dr. Jeff Clawson Leadership Award presented during the Navigator 2012 conference sponsored by the NAED. The award is given annually to an individual that has made a significant lifelong contribution to the emergency dispatch and emergency medical services profession.
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / April 26
Hot Topic: Who suffers the most in summer heat?
With higher temperatures comes higher risk of heat-related conditions like sunburn, cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - August 7, 2009