"Real Medicine: Stories That Connect" is a new UNC Health Care video series. We are sharing stories that inspire, motivate, and connect the people of UNC Health Care.
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke.
Last year Joseph M. Stavas, MD, a professor of Radiology at the UNC School of Medicine, ran the Boston Marathon with his daughter, Dr. Natalie Stavas. Both were at mile marker 26 when the bombings occurred, and both gave help to bombing victims. They came back to Boston to run this year's marathon. Follow their progress in the Storify below!
Five questions for Chuck Perou, PhD, a UNC geneticist on the hunt for better treatments for the most deadly form of breast cancer
At the heart of a new study are two proteins that work together to help cancers metastasize
The John William Pope Foundation has made a $1.3 million gift to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to fund cancer research and treatment.
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases.
Andrew Tucker, PhD, used his graduate experience at UNC to help build a new kind of mammographic imaging machine now in use in a clinical trial at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.
Insect stings cause 40 to as many as 100 deaths nationwide each year. A review of current scientific literature related to specific insect-sting hypersensitivity points to epinephrine auto-injectors and immunotherapy as lifesavers in people with a previous sting-induced systemic allergic reaction.
The findings shed more light on cancer development and metastasis.
The discovery could lead to new therapies and better diagnostics, resulting in fewer hospitalizations of children with respiratory syncytial virus, the leading cause of severe lung infection in babies.
A new analysis led by a UNC researcher finds that all classes of obesity in children have increased over the last 14 years. In addition, there is a troubling upward trend in the more severe forms of childhood obesity.
The study also found that a new follow-up program in the Internal Medicine Clinic at UNC Hospitals prevents one hospital readmission within 30 days for every seven patients seen in the program.
According to Becker's Hospital Review, "Hospitals included on the list are home to many medical and scientific breakthroughs, provide best-in-class patient care and are stalwarts of their communities, serving as academic hubs or local mainstays."
The management services agreement allows Nash Health Care to acquire managerial and operational resources from UNC Health Care. While this agreement does not involve any sale or exchange of assets, officials believe it will help Nash Health Care achieve significant cost savings and increase hospital-based clinical services for area patients.
Using a test developed at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to determine molecular aging, UNC oncologists have directly measured the impact of anti-cancer chemotherapy drugs on biological aging.
The UNC School of Medicine ranked in the 86th percentile of colleges whose graduates go on to practice in traditionally underserved areas, in the 71st percentile for practicing medicine in rural communities, in the 63rd percentile for in-state practitioners, and in 44th percentile for primary care practitioners.
With the dedication of Marsico Hall, UNC ushered in a new era of medical research, collaboration, and promise for the people of North Carolina and beyond.
Eight people from UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare were named as 2014 Health Care Heroes by the Triangle Business Journal.