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UNC study: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for possible future heart disease
A study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that obese children as young as 3 years old have elevated levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation that in adults is considered an early warning sign for possible future heart disease.
Located in News / 2010 / March
Grayson hears his father's voice for the first time
Grayson Clamp, a 3-year-old from Charlotte, received the auditory brain stem implant in a child done as part of an FDA clinical trial during a surgery done this spring at UNC Hospitals.
Located in News / 2013 / June
VIDEO: Scientists demonstrate link between genetic defect and brain changes in schizophrenia
Scientists at UNC have found that a deletion in a gene known as 22qq11 affects the developing brain in specific ways that may lead to schizophrenia.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Oct. 22, 2009
VIDEO: UNC Health Care partners with Habitat for Humanity - Part 2
As part of its Commitment to Communities program, UNC Health Care is sponsoring the construction of a Habitat for Humanity Home. This is the second slideshow of construction of the home.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - April 8, 2010
real doctors, real people - Jason Goldsmith
Jason Goldsmith, an MD-PhD student at UNC, is also the owner and lead instructor at Tactical Kung Fu and MMA in Durham, N.C.
Located in News / 2013 / February
VIDEO: Hospital interpreters replace pagers with iPod touch
At UNC Hospitals, the Interpreter Services department has dumped both pagers and cell phones in favor of a device they find to be much more effective in meeting their needs: the Apple iPod touch.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Nov. 5, 2009
VIDEO: N.C. Cancer Hospital - Then and Now with Dr. Stephen Bernard
This video provides a look at cancer care at UNC then, now and into the future from Dr. Stephen Bernard, professor of Medical Oncology.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Aug. 28, 2009
VIDEO: Researchers identify critical gene for brain development, mental retardation
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have now discovered that establishing the neural wiring necessary to function normally depends on the ability of neurons to make finger-like projections of their membrane called filopodia.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Sept. 11, 2009
Should you go gluten-free?
The market for gluten-free food, touted as a cure for all ills, has grown by double digits in the past five years. But are such health claims half-baked? Maya Jerath, MD, PhD, the director of the Allergy and Immunology Clinic at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, gives the “dough-down” on the gluten-free diet.
Located in News / 2010 / December
Sherman Riggsbee: Boosting Spirits Every Day
A Chatham County native who has weathered more than his share of life’s disappointments is a constant role model of compassion and encouragement for many, but none more so than the guests and fellow staff members at SECU Family House where he is resident manager.
Located in News / 2013 / January