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2013 Year in Review: real doctors, real people and RN: Real Nurses

2013 Year in Review: real doctors, real people and RN: Real Nurses

Photojournalist Nathan Clendenin recounts 2013 highlights from each of these two popular video series.

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Nash Health Care announces affiliation with UNC Health Care

Nash Health Care Systems today announced that it will affiliate with UNC Health Care. This management services agreement allows Nash Health Care to acquire managerial and operational resources from UNC Health Care.

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Spurred by food allergies, two esophagus conditions stump doctors

Spurred by food allergies, two esophagus conditions stump doctors

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine found that two on-the-rise esophagus conditions are so similar that even a biopsy is not enough to distinguish one disease from the other.

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Taking on the System

Taking on the System

Tina Schade Willis, a pediatric ICU doctor and winner of the UNC Fuller Award, works to improve teamwork among hospital staff to benefit patients and their families.

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Physicians often fly blind on medication dosing in premature infants

Physicians often fly blind on medication dosing in premature infants

Despite government efforts to promote research on medications used in children, huge gaps persist in knowledge about medication safety and efficacy in the most vulnerable — newborns receiving care in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) — according to a study by UNC researchers.

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New gene therapy proves promising as hemophilia treatment

New gene therapy proves promising as hemophilia treatment

Researchers package specialized blood platelets with genes that express clotting factor, leading to fewer bleeding events.

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Screening decisions must balance potential benefits with potential patient harms

Screening decisions must balance potential benefits with potential patient harms

Screening to detect medical conditions has become standard practice for many diseases, but insufficient attention has been paid to the potential for harm, according to research by a team led by Russell Harris, MD, MPH, of the UNC School of Medicine, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Kids movies send mixed messages about eating habits and obesity

Kids movies send mixed messages about eating habits and obesity

Many of the most popular children’s movies from recent years feature both “obesogenic” behaviors and weight-related stigmatizing content, a study by UNC researchers finds.

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Understanding Our Immunity

Understanding Our Immunity

Five questions for Yisong Wan, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who is uncovering the roles of T cells in disease cures and causes.

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RN: Real Nurses - Christie Grafford

RN: Real Nurses - Christie Grafford

Two dogs, two cats, three horses, two pot-bellied pigs, two prairie dogs and one registered nurse from pediatric surgical services at UNC Health Care: That’s what you’ll find if you visit Christie Grafford’s ten acres of land north of Roxboro in Hurdle Mills.

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Dr. Sam Weir quoted by President Obama

Dr. Sam Weir quoted by President Obama

On Dec. 3, President Barack Obama gave remarks on the Affordable Care Act and quoted Dr. Sam Weir from the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Weir is associate professor, director of continuous improvement and director of fellowship programs in the Department of Family Medicine. We've highlighted the mention of Dr. Weir in a transcript of the President's remarks.

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Screening new inmates for HIV may not reveal many new undetected cases, study shows

Screening new inmates for HIV may not reveal many new undetected cases, study shows

More than 22,000 inmates entering North Carolina prisons in 2008 and 2009 were tested for HIV, but only 20 new cases of HIV were found.

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A Real Mindbender

A Real Mindbender

UNC neuroscientist Juan Song discovers how baby neurons stay alive, a key finding for understanding neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s

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A Prize for Perrin

A Prize for Perrin

UNC School of Medicine pediatrician Eliana Perrin earns award for work on childhood obesity.

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UNC scientists find potential cause for deadly breast cancer relapse

UNC scientists find potential cause for deadly breast cancer relapse

Adriana S. Beltran, PhD, a research assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine, found that the protein Engrailed 1 is overexpressed in basal-like carcinomas, and she designed a chain of amino acids to shut down the protein and kill basal-like tumors in the lab.

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Roper and Strong named on '300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know'

Roper and Strong named on '300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know'

UNC Health Care CEO William L. Roper and Rex Healthcare President David Strong are both included in the 2013 edition of "300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know," published by Becker's Hospital Review.

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Salie Babilonia:  How “The Look” Speaks Volumes

Salie Babilonia: How “The Look” Speaks Volumes

A Dare County, N.C., wife and mother of three keeps her spunky, positive spirit intact during treatment for thyroid cancer, buoying herself, her family and her medical team on the journey.

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Egan spearheads groundbreaking clinical trial for lung donation

Egan spearheads groundbreaking clinical trial for lung donation

A successful clinical trial could increase the pool of available donated lungs for thousands of patients.

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