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A Wild Story: Adult Congenital Patient Receives Modified Ross Procedure
From the age of 14, Bill Wild knew he had a heart condition. His pediatrician detected a slight heart murmur which turned out to be bicuspid aortic valve. It's a congenital condition in which the main artery that leads to the body—the aorta—has two cusps instead of three. It is one of the most common congenital heart defects, affecting about 20 per 1000 babies born. Years later, at the age of 42, Bill faced the difficult decision of what kind of congenital heart surgery he felt best served his life.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Feb. 27
UNC Hypertension Clinic Becomes a Certified Comprehensive Hypertension Center
The UNC Hypertension Clinic at Meadowmont has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification to recognize the practice’s commitment to following proven, research-based treatment guidelines to care for people with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Feb. 6
UNC opens new multi-disciplinary maternal-fetal medicine, nephrology clinic
A new UNC Health Care clinic opened this month led by Monica Reynolds, MD, MSCR, assistant professor of medicine in nephrology, and Christina Herrera, MD, MSCI, assistant professor in the division of maternal-fetal-medicine, in the department of obstetrics and gynecology.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Oct. 24
Pain in the Foot Leads to Relief at UNC Podiatry Center
Three years ago, Robert Martin was on the brink of losing his physically demanding job due to excruciating foot pain. The pain became so debilitating that Robert started to find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, let alone walk and stand at his job all day. Read about how Dr. Howard Kashefsky, DPM, at the UNC Podiatry Center was able to help Robert become 100% pain-free and get back to his job and his outdoor hobbies.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Aug. 8
First Patient Receives Surgery in UNC-Led International Pivotal Trial for Repair of Thoracoabdominal and Pararenal Aortic Aneurysms
Mark Farber, MD, chief of vascular surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, is the national principal investigator for the study and performed the trial’s first implant of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Thoracoabdominal Branch Endoprosthesis, an investigational device, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC.
Located in News / 2019 / July
Carolina Care Highlight: Brian Halla
Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Brian Halla, MSPA, PA-C, Department of Surgery, Division of North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center. Here's what one of his patients had to say: "We spent time with the entire team and it was the end of the day. Everyone came in, offered opinions on [Patient Name]'s burn and came up with a plan to treat..."
Located in Employee News Online / 2019 / May 9
Hope for a Future After Breast Cancer
With a family history of breast cancer, Krystal Hensley consistently checked herself for lumps in her breasts. After discovering one at the age of 27, she immediately met with a team at UNC to discuss next steps. She openly and honestly shares her story about her struggle with breast cancer and how it has helped shape her present and her future.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Feb. 21
The Long Road Back From the Brink
Richard Sutphin suffered with Crohn's Disease for years before a multidisciplinary team at UNC helped him get his life back.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Feb. 7
Feeling Brain Fog? Overactive Parathyroid Glands Could be the Culprit
Eve Van Buren chalked up her fatigue to her stressful lifestyle. Turns out she was suffering from Overactive Parathyroid Glands. Diagnosis and surgery at UNC gave relief to Van Buren.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Jan. 31
Patient, doctor connect through rare cancer diagnosis
In March of 2011, when she was 14 years old, Lily Newton was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the bone and soft tissue called Ewing sarcoma. Cancer changed Newton’s life in more ways than she could have imagined.
Located in News / 2019 / January