Dr. Oliver Adunka, an ENT surgeon at UNC Health Care, was able to get Dac Carpenter into a clinical trial that installed a sound bridge in one ear. That allows Dac to hear just like he did before he was injured.
More than half of patients 65 and older were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, study finds.
UNC Health Care and Alignment Healthcare launch new collaborative, population health program for Medicare beneficiaries in Wake County
The partnership will kick off with the offering of a new Medicare Advantage HMO plan for seniors in Wake County, North Carolina.
The work, led by researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC-Chapel Hill and other TCGA sites, revamps traditional ideas of how cancers are diagnosed and treated and could also have a profound impact on the future landscape of drug development.
This study is believed to be the first to measure attitudes toward e-cigarettes among physicians treating adult smokers.
New Online Model Offers Timely, Customizable Projections of How Physician Supply Will Match Future Use of Healthcare Services at Local, State and National Levels
The finding, detailed in the new journal eLife, shows how the protein GSK-3 is essential for neuronal migration and could be a key player in neurodevelopmental disorders.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) lingers in the human body for years, slowly damaging the liver and leading to liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer, which is often fatal. Research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has discovered a mechanism that facilitates the virus achieving this life-long persistence. Chronic HCV infection is the leading cause of liver cancer in the United States.
UNC Health Care receives 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award from Department of Defense
UNC Health Care receives nation’s highest honor for supporting Guard and Reserve employees.
UNC researchers find unsuspected characteristics of new CF drugs, offering potential paths to more effective therapies
The study, led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, provides evidence that could help drug developers improve compounds aimed at correcting CFTR proteins in cystic fibrosis patients.
A Rockingham County woman gets a second double-lung transplant on her 51st birthday, allowing her to breathe without the use of an oxygen tank for the first time in 20 years.
This study is the first ever prospective longitudinal study of health outcomes after sexual assault. It will evaluate genetic, psychosocial and environmental factors influencing adverse outcomes after sexual assault including chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Genes, pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment
The award is part of the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards, which are funding grants to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs. The Better Back Care program will be directed by Casazza and Amy Shaheen, MD, an associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine.
By eliminating specific foods from patients’ diets, symptoms improved in 71 percent of patients.
UNC researchers lay the groundwork for a new approach to brain cancer treatments and a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease.
Henrik Dohlman, PhD, discovered why seemingly identical cells might react differently to the chemical signals inside our bodies and the drugs we use to battle diseases.
UNC Hospitals, Rex, High Point Regional recognized by U.S. News & World Report in annual ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings
Overall, 11 specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue. Rex Hospital and High Point Regional Hospital were also included in the 2014-15 rankings.
UNC’s Anna Spagnoli, MD, creates a new medical neighborhood model to improve care for children with diabetes.
Yvonne Josephson, a nurse at High Point Regional Hospital, lost her husband unexpectedly. Because of his chronic illness, they decided not to have children. But then Yvonne was introduced to Eppi and the beginning of a sweet and tender relationship began.