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Luella Love: New Lungs for a New Life

Luella Love: New Lungs for a New Life

A 48-year-old Concord woman receives a double-lung transplant, giving her a second chance at life, a life her mother had been told wouldn’t exceed her daughter’s entry to kindergarten.

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UNC researchers: Benefits of varenicline (Chantix) may balance certain risks

UNC researchers: Benefits of varenicline (Chantix) may balance certain risks

Drs. Christine E. Kistler and Adam Goldstein discuss how clinicians can better have conversations about the balance between short-term risk of adverse cardiovascular events associated with taking Chantix compared to the long-term reduction in the risk of death that results from smoking cessation.

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real doctors, real people - N.E.D.

real doctors, real people - N.E.D.

N.E.D. is a rock band. The members of the band are gynecologic cancer surgeons from all over the country and two of them, Dr. John Boggess and Dr. John Soper, work here at UNC Health Care.

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Network approach improves outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease despite lack of new treatments

Network approach improves outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease despite lack of new treatments

In this study, the proportion of children with Crohn’s disease in remission increased from 55 percent to 68 percent, with a similar improvement in ulcerative colitis patients.

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Small DNA circles found outside the chromosomes in mammalian cells and tissues, including human cells

Small DNA circles found outside the chromosomes in mammalian cells and tissues, including human cells

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have helped identify a new DNA entity in mammalian cells and provided evidence that their generation leaves behind deletions in different locations of the cells’ genetic program, or genome.

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Drug helps purge hidden HIV virus, study shows

Drug helps purge hidden HIV virus, study shows

This study is the first to demonstrate that the biological mechanism that keeps the HIV virus hidden and unreachable by current antiviral therapies can be targeted and interrupted in humans, providing new hope for a strategy to eradicate HIV completely.

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Creation of UNC Global Women’s Health

Creation of UNC Global Women’s Health

UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Disease are pleased to announce the creation of UNC Global Women’s Health.

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Healing and Helping - Gretchen Smith

Healing and Helping - Gretchen Smith

As a UNC Health Care Employee Ambassador, Gretchen Smith was able to earn a $250 donation for the Chatham Conservation Partnership in recognition of her volunteer efforts.

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A. Wesley Burks Elected President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

A. Wesley Burks Elected President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

Dr. Burks is Chair of Pediatrics in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at the North Carolina Children's Hospital.

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A supercharged protein reduces damage from heart attack

A supercharged protein reduces damage from heart attack

UNC researchers tap into the body’s own repair system to protect heart cells after an attack. The approach could also help prevent cardiac damage in cancer patients.

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Protein complex affects cells’ ability to move, respond to external cues

Protein complex affects cells’ ability to move, respond to external cues

A team of UNC researchers has explained for the first time how a long-studied protein complex affects cell migration and how external cues affect cell’s ability to migrate.

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UNC Family Medicine Achieves Highest Quality Rating

UNC Family Medicine Achieves Highest Quality Rating

The UNC Family Medicine Center has received a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home designation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Level 3 is the highest quality rating possible.

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RN: Real Nurses - Jeanne Gartner

RN: Real Nurses - Jeanne Gartner

Pediatric oncology nurse Jeanne Gartner has her head in the clouds. Jeanne not only is a nurse, she’s an FAA-certified hot air balloon pilot.

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Brain imaging differences evident at 6 months in infants who develop autism

Brain imaging differences evident at 6 months in infants who develop autism

This study led by UNC researchers suggests that autism does not appear suddenly in young children, but instead develops over time during infancy.

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North Carolina-based genetic resources fuel big scientific progress

North Carolina-based genetic resources fuel big scientific progress

A series of 15 scientific papers published this week in the journals of the Genetics Society of America (Genetics and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics) put North Carolina at the epicenter of a scientific resource called the Collaborative Cross.

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David Alston: Snatching the Silver Lining from the Cloud of a Cancer Recurrence

David Alston: Snatching the Silver Lining from the Cloud of a Cancer Recurrence

A 42-year-old Carrboro resident prepares for UNC Hospitals’ first triple-tandem stem cell transplant in an adult for the treatment of a testicular cancer recurrence, growing in wisdom and insight along the way.

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Celebrate 60 Years of Care

Celebrate 60 Years of Care

In September 2012, UNC Health Care turns 60! This page chronicles the history of our contributions to the state throughout the past sixty years.

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