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Celebrate safety on July 4th

Celebrate safety on July 4th

View these grilling and fireworks facts and burn prevention tips from the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center as we approach Independence Day.

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UNC doctors contribute to new web resource for diabetes education

UNC doctors contribute to new web resource for diabetes education

John Buse, MD, PhD, and Laura Young, MD, PhD, helped shape the new web tool for the National Diabetes Education Program ‘Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes.’

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Imaging Beyond Anatomy

Imaging Beyond Anatomy

A UNC core facility churns out radioactive agents to investigate the subcellular activity that drives disease.

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Statement from UNC Children’s chief surgeon on care of N.C. shark attack victim

Statement from UNC Children’s chief surgeon on care of N.C. shark attack victim

UNC Children’s chief surgeon, Dr. Bill Adamson, shares details about the care and treatment of 12-year-old Kiersten Yow, who was transferred to UNC Hospitals following a June 14 shark attack on Oak Island, N.C. Yow is currently in good condition.

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A Good Heart

A Good Heart

High school dropout, Green Beret medic who served three tours in Iraq, Special Forces medic instructor at Fort Bragg, lymphoma fighter who is free of cancer today, and future physician and researcher -- the remarkable path to medicine of rising third-year UNC medical student Eric Strand.

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Celebrations in Hillsborough

Celebrations in Hillsborough

Last week the hospital at UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus opened its doors to the public for the first time, and the responses revealed great excitement among Hillsborough residents.

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UNC researchers develop innovative gene transfer-based treatment approach

UNC researchers develop innovative gene transfer-based treatment approach

The experimental treatment uses a genetically modified virus to deliver a missing gene into the cerebrospinal fluid of children with giant axonal neuropathy (GAN).

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Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes

Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes

A joint effort between diabetes doctors and biomedical engineers could revolutionize how people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels in check.

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The Right Place at the Right Time

The Right Place at the Right Time

When a man went into cardiac arrest at O2 Fitness in Chapel Hill, the expertise and quick thinking of three UNC Hospitals nurses helped bring him back to life.

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Scientists find new evidence of key ingredient during dawn of life

Scientists find new evidence of key ingredient during dawn of life

UNC School of Medicine researchers provide first direct experimental evidence for the rapid synthesis of two classes of proteins necessary to create the first life on Earth.

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Statement from family of N.C. shark attack victim

Please see the following statement from the family of the female shark attack victim in North Carolina who is currently being treated at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C. We will be posting updates on Ms. Yow's condition on our newsroom at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily: news.unchealthcare.org. We will be unable to provide updates outside of those times. Additionally, the family will not be providing any interviews and requests that the media do not try to contact them and respect their privacy.

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Cellular Insides

Cellular Insides

A freshman professor when Michael Jordan was a first-year student-athlete, Keith Burridge, PhD, has dedicated his career to elucidating the intricate structures of cells that allow cancers to metastasize.

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Stirman earns Burroughs Wellcome award

Stirman earns Burroughs Wellcome award

The $500,000 grant will allow Jeffrey Stirman, PhD, a postdoc biomedical engineer at UNC, to develop a new kind of microscope and study the brain like never before.

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No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

In July, Hillsborough resident Jim Fuller, a nurse in the Emergency Department at UNC Hospitals for more than two decades, transitions to UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus, where he will provide personal care for the people he knows.

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The Gospel Choir: Behind-the-Scenes Team Takes Center Stage

The Gospel Choir: Behind-the-Scenes Team Takes Center Stage

The Environmental Services Gospel Choir, comprising housekeeping staff from the day and night shifts, sings words of encouragement across UNC Hospitals.

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Imagining a New Kind of Image

Imagining a New Kind of Image

Graduate student Sarah Shelton reinvented herself from a dancer to a scientist. Now, she’s creating a new ultrasound technique to improve cancer diagnostics.

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UNC School Of Medicine among national leaders in student, faculty diversity and overall student satisfaction

UNC School Of Medicine among national leaders in student, faculty diversity and overall student satisfaction

Did you know that nearly 97 percent of UNC School of Medicine graduates report that they are satisfied with the quality of their medical education? And, that those graduates carry nearly $60,000 less debt than the national average? Those are only two of the measures included in the 2015 AAMC Missions Management Tool (MMT).

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5 Reasons UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus is Great for the Hillsborough Community

5 Reasons UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus is Great for the Hillsborough Community

Tom Stevens has been a resident of Hillsborough for nearly two decades. He's also the town's mayor, currently serving his fifth term. Mayor Stevens shares his thoughts about why UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus will be a great asset for the Hillsborough community.

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New evidence emerges on the origins of life on Earth

New evidence emerges on the origins of life on Earth

University of North Carolina researchers provide evidence for how the genetic code developed in two distinct stages to help primordial chemicals evolve into cells.

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A Complete Team

A Complete Team

Nearly a year ago, thirteen-year-old Liam Canard, of Raleigh, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although his fight against the disease goes on today, he has already won by continuing to do what he loves.

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