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New Breastfeeding Medicine Consult Service provides patients with expert information on medications and breastfeeding
The faculty consult team has physicians from UNC OB-GYN, Family Medicine and Pediatrics.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Dec. 15
A miracle for the Millers
As survivability of many cancers increases, so does the opportunity to help survivors live the lives they’d imagined. Manda Miller thought bouts of Hodgkins Lymphoma at 19 and 27 had taken her chance to have children, but Jennifer Mersereau, MD, at UNC Fertility offered an innovative option for the Millers' miracle baby — a donor egg.
Located in News / 2016 / November
International Infection Prevention Week at UNC Hospitals
Infection prevention initiatives throughout the hospital are critical to reducing healthcare-associated infections, readmissions to the hospital, and patient mortality. In addition, healthcare-associated infection metrics are publicly reportable and our hospital reimbursement rates are dependent on our provision of the safest patient care we can deliver. Everyone can play a role in infection prevention, from participation in our hospital’s Clean In, Clean Out hand hygiene program to adhering to isolation precautions signs posted on the patient’s doors to advocating for our patients to have devices (e.g., central lines and foley catheters) removed as soon as possible.
Located in Employee News Online / 2016 / Oct. 20
UNC Family Medicine expands successful weight management program
After a successful start, the UNC Family Medicine Center’s Weight Management Program is expanding. During the last year, counselors have worked individually with more than 80 patients at the Family Medicine Center. Program results show that 60 percent of patients with at least four visits lost some weight, and 100 percent reported satisfaction with the care they received.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Oct. 13
Succeeding with Turner Syndrome
Jennifer Law, MD, director of UNC Children’s Turner Syndrome Program, is working to build awareness of Turner syndrome and show patients and their families that they can overcome their diagnosis.
Located in News / 2016 / August
MS patients form long-term bonds with providers
When treating a chronic condition, trust between patient and provider is paramount. UNC’s commitment to compassionate care was honored recently with the designation as a “Partner in MS Care” facility.
Located in News / 2016 / August
TAVR program continues growth, fosters integration
UNC Medical Center’s Structural Heart Team offers patients a chance at a more active life, promotes collaboration across the UNC Health Care system.
Located in News / 2016 / July
Two-year UNC Clinical Trial Shows Significant Impact of BPH Treatment
In July of 2014, UNC began recruiting patients for a two-year clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of prostatic artery embolization (PAE) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. PAE is an interventional radiology procedure that offers patients an alternative to more invasive surgical treatments. One of the trial's participants is Larry Sago, who dealt with the effects of benign prostatic hyperplasia – also referred to as an enlarged prostate – for years.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / June 16
Rivadeneira dedicates career to providing care that can change lives
Alfredo Rivadeneira, MD, rheumatologist at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center, and medical director, UNC Rheumatology Clinic, is literally “talking the talk,” ensuring Spanish-speaking patients receive high quality care, provided in their native language.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / June 16
Renovating primary care at the UNC Family Medicine Center
With its grand re-opening, the UNC Family Medicine Center celebrates an extensive facility renovation and a redesigned care model. The updated facility will allow Family Medicine to keep up with growing demand, provide a wider variety of services, and offer extended hours.
Located in News / 2016 / June