For nearly 30 years, UNC Carolina Air Care has swooped in to provide life-saving support for thousands of adult and pediatric patients. Here we go behind the scenes with Heidi Allen, pediatric respiratory therapist, and follow her and her teammate, Jonathan Lewis, RN, on a high-energy story of pediatric air care.
The labs of Jean Cook, PhD, and Jeremy Purvis, PhD, will develop the first-ever interactive molecular model of a crucial cellular process that controls healthy growth and diseases such as cancer.
Ten-year-old Ellie Stewart was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma in February. Her only plans for the summer were to finish her chemotherapy treatment at N.C. Children’s Hospital. Then she received a surprise gift: tickets to attend Taylor Swift’s June 9 concert in Raleigh. Now Ellie has some memories to help carry her through.
A generous donation from the State Employees Credit Union Foundation paves the way for UNC Health Care’s future inpatient hospice facility in Chatham County.
Blossom Damania, PhD, studies how viral cancers develop and directs the Program in Global Oncology at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The parents of 12-year-old Kiersten Yow issue a statement as their daughter is transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation program to continue her recovery.
The finding published in PLoS One suggests that elevated oxidized LDL cholesterol and fructosamine – a measure of glycated proteins in blood sugar – are signposts for the development of severe coronary disease, especially in females.
For many older adults, emergency departments can be difficult to navigate. Kevin Biese, associate professor of emergency medicine and internal medicine at UNC, and Jan Busby-Whitehead, professor and chief of geriatric medicine at UNC and director of the UNC Center for Aging and Health, share these important steps you can take to help the older adult you are caring for get the care they need and deserve.
View these grilling and fireworks facts and burn prevention tips from the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center as we approach Independence Day.
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.’
A UNC core facility churns out radioactive agents to investigate the subcellular activity that drives disease.
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.
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.
A joint effort between diabetes doctors and biomedical engineers could revolutionize how people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels in check.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.