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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
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
UNC Primary Care at Clayton Steps Up to Improve COPD Care
High-quality Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) care has been a hot topic recently at UNC Primary Care at Clayton.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 15
UNC Hearing and Communication Center Audiologist Opens Vestibular Clinic to Help Patients Balance Dizziness Symptoms
The UNC Hearing and Communication Center (UNC HCC) has opened an outpatient vestibular clinic to assess dizziness and vertigo -- the first of its kind in the UNC Health Care system.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 8