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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
Dancel on Point-of-Care Ultrasound
Ria Dancel, MD, says point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is the next step in the evolution of internists, enhancing physical diagnosis skills and patient-physician relationships. She has published two papers about POCUS in the Journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 2
Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Justin L. Rountree
Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Justin L. Rountree from the Department of Anesthesiology. Here's what one of Dr. Rountree's patients had to say: "I have been with Dr. Rountree for about 7 years now and I feel we developed a close patient/provider relationship that I feel very comfortable with!..."
Located in Employee News Online / 2018 / Sept. 20
Culturally competent care for the Latino Community
The UNC Center for Latino Health (CELAH) recognizes its 10 year anniversary, announces a new cardiology clinic, and celebrates CELAH Center Manager Claudia Rojas as "Community Service Person of the Year."
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Aug. 30
Research shows blood cultures performed on children with skin infections largely ineffective
The majority of blood cultures performed on children with common skin and soft tissue infections are unnecessary, according to a new article by co-authors, Eric Zwemer, MD, and John R. Stephens, MD, of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicines.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / July 19