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 Measuring patients' muscles to predict chemotherapy side effects

Measuring patients' muscles to predict chemotherapy side effects

UNC Lineberger researchers Hy Muss, MD, Shlomit Strulov Shachar, MD, and colleagues report in the journal Clinical Cancer Research that a measure of muscle mass and muscle quality developed at UNC could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for side effects that could require hospitalization.

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Ways to Watch: Issues of Recording in Patient Care

All are welcome to this Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds panel presentation. Panel members are Arlene Davis, JD; Sarah Fotheringham, JD; Benny Joyner, MD, MPH; and Gary Winzelberg, MD, MPH, FACP.

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NAHSE Presents: Power Up Your Presentations Public Speaking Class

The National Association of Health Service Executives (NAHSE) and Toastmasters are hosting a free public speaking class on March 23 at 6 p.m.

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Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial

The UNC’s Food Allergy Initiative is conducting an industry-sponsored phase one clinical trial for peanut allergy. The purpose of this study is to find out if an investigational treatment for peanut allergy is safe and tolerable for people suffering from peanut allergy.

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Autism study gains national attention

Autism study gains national attention

Published last week in the journal Nature, the research shows it is possible to use MRIs to predict which high-risk babies will go on to develop autism as toddlers.

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Researchers uncover brain circuitry central to reward-seeking behavior

Researchers uncover brain circuitry central to reward-seeking behavior

Published today in Nature, the discovery has major implications for the study of motivation, decision making, as well as addiction and other disorders.

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Lending Library Spring Book Event

Free books! Please join us in the Children's Hospital lobby for the Lending Library Spring Book Event on Tuesday, March 21, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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