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Video: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for 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 Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - March 4, 2010
VIDEO: Fall 2009 update from Dr. Roper - Our successes
In late 2009, Bill Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health Care, provided this update on our successes so far in 2009. This is the first in a four-part series with Dr. Roper that will also discuss growth, research and health care reform.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Nov. 12, 2009
VIDEO: Grinch likely depressed, suffers from lack of love, joy, UNC expert says
Being irritable, grumpy and seeking social isolation are also hallmarks of depression, and could explain the Grinch’s disdain for the Who – the tall and the small – his mistreatment of his dog Max and, ultimately, why he tried to stop Christmas from coming.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Dec. 10, 2009
VIDEO: Martin Luther King, Jr., Remembrance Ceremony
For those of you who could not attend the Jan. 15 Remembrance Ceremony for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the event is now available online via UNC Health Care's YouTube page.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Feb. 4, 2010
VIDEO: Fall 2009 update from Dr. Roper - Health Care Reform
In late 2009, Bill Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health Care, addressed the issue of health care reform and its potential impact to the UNC Health Care System.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Dec. 10, 2009
Video: A Conversation with Trudy Taylor
The School of Medicine was honored to host an interview with Trudy Taylor, former first lady of the School of Medicine, on February 9.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - March 4, 2010
VIDEO: Ovarian cancer screening recommended only for women in high-risk groups
In an article published in the July 9, 2009, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, UNC's Dr. Daniel Clarke-Pearson reviews the current state of ovarian cancer screening and explains why it should be limited to women with indicators suggesting they are at high risk.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - July 16, 2009
Video: Khmer Rouge trials offer baseline study for mental health impact to a society of war crimes tribunal
As leaders of the former Khmer Rouge regime testify in a human rights tribunal, in harrowing detail, for the killing of more than a million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979 a central medical question remains unanswered: will the trials help a society heal or exacerbate the lingering effects of widespread trauma?
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - August 7, 2009
VIDEOS: Ocracoke burn survivor, Burn Center docs speak to media
On July 7, Martez Holland, a burn survivor from the July 4 fireworks explosion in Ocracoke, met with the media in the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center. Drs. Samuel Jones and Bruce Cairns also spoke with the media.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - July 10, 2009
VIDEO: Blood vessels contribute to their own growth and oxygen delivery to tissues and tumors
The findings by Victoria Bautch, Ph.D., published in the Sept. 15, 2009 issue of the journal Developmental Cell, could give important insights into the formation of the vasculature needed to feed new tumors.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Sept. 18, 2009