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UNC Tobacco Treatment Program Helps Cancer Patients Become Tobacco Free
Glenn Hair started smoking when he was 12 years old and over time began smoking up to two packs of cigarettes every day. He tried to quit numerous times but always found an excuse for why it was not the right time. He told himself he would quit later, but when he received his cancer diagnosis, he realized “One of these days, later isn’t going to come.”  
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 29
IHI Webinar Series: Managing Advanced Disease and Palliative Care
To teach providers how to improve communication skills concerning decisions to start or withdraw specific life-sustaining treatments, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is offering this Webinar series: "Managing Advanced Disease and Palliative Care."
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - April 15, 2010
Largest studies of robotic-assisted surgery for gynecologic procedures find fewer complications
Since 2000, hundreds of hospitals worldwide have used robotic surgical systems to equip surgeons with enhanced vision and dexterity when performing minimally invasive procedures.
Located in Vital Signs / 2008 / November
30 years of HIV/AIDS research and treatment at UNC
On June 5, 1981, the first medical article about a disease eventually known as AIDS was published. The following timeline highlights HIV/AIDS research and treatment at the University of North Carolina and University of North Carolina Health Care System since 1981.
Located in News / 2011 / June
UNC Hospitals’ Inpatient Satisfaction leaps to the 84th percentile
Please read this announcement Dr. Bill Roper sent to the UNC Health Care Board of Directors about improved patient satisfaction scores. Congratulations to you all for your impressive achievement.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Dec. 10, 2009
Meaningful Use update - We did it!
Congratulations to everyone who helped us ensure that more than 35% of UNC's Eligible Professionals (EPs) have attested to Meaningful Use of the Electronic Health Record. We met our organizational goal for FY12. But we're not done yet. Please read this message to understand what is next.
Located in Employee News Online / 2012 / June 27
Rose Parade gives UNC kidney transplant patient chance to honor her donor, her son
For more than 20 years Delores Evans of Durham, N.C. battled diabetes, high blood pressure and, finally, kidney failure. By 2008 she needed a new kidney to stay alive, but she never could have imagined the circumstances that brought it about.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - Jan. 4, 2010
Caring for Yourself is Caring for Your Child
The UNC School of Medicine and Duke Health are collaborating on a program named Caring for Yourself is Caring for Your Child, which encourages parents of children with eating disorders to engage in self-care. Read the following article written by Cynthia Bulik, PhD, Director, UNC Eating Disorders Program about the program.
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / March 10
Documenting allergies & adverse effects using WebCIS, CPOE
An enhancement promoting patient safety with the documentation of allergies and adverse effects using WebCIS (electronic medical record) and CPOE (computer provider order entry) will be released Aug. 27.
Located in Employee News Online / 2009 / Aug. 20
IHI Webinar Series: Managing Advanced Disease and Palliative Care
To teach providers how to improve communication skills concerning decisions to start or withdraw specific life-sustaining treatments, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is offering this Webinar series: "Managing Advanced Disease and Palliative Care."
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - April 15, 2010