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AHEC helps rural physicians embrace trend of using electronic health records

The initiative is part of a national effort by President Barack Obama’s administration to rapidly increase the use of electronic health records in monitoring and tracking improvements in patient care.

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Study identifies factors related to violence in veterans

Study identifies factors related to violence in veterans

Veterans with protective factors in place such as employment, living stability and social support were 92 percent less likely to report severe violence than veterans without these factors.

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Research suggests new cause to blame for spinal muscular atrophy

Research suggests new cause to blame for spinal muscular atrophy

UNC scientists have discovered that a commonly held assumption is wrong and that a separate role of the SMN gene – still not completely elucidated -- is likely responsible for the disease’s manifestations.

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Eating disorder behaviors and weight concerns are common in women over 50

Eating disorder behaviors and weight concerns are common in women over 50

A new study finds that 62 percent of women aged 50 and older say that their weight or shape negatively impacts on their life.

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Rosanne Griffith:  In Search of the New Normal

Rosanne Griffith: In Search of the New Normal

A Gastonia woman seeks a new normal as she undergoes treatment for an uncommon and chronic neuromuscular disorder that left the accomplished crafter without interest in or passion for her life-long hobbies.

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UNC is first in U.S. to use new device to treat complex abdominal aortic aneurysms

UNC is first in U.S. to use new device to treat complex abdominal aortic aneurysms

On Monday, June 18, 2012, the UNC Center for Heart & Vascular Care’s Aortic Disease Management team became the first in the U.S. to successfully treat a complex abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with the Zenith® Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Graft.

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Join us Wednesday for a Google+ hangout with Dr. William E. Whitehead

Join us Wednesday for a Google+ hangout with Dr. William E. Whitehead

UNC Health Care's first-ever Google+ hangout at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, will preview the Expert Update on Treatments for Functional GI Disorders taking place this weekend.

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Breast milk kills HIV and blocks its oral transmission in humanized mouse

Breast milk kills HIV and blocks its oral transmission in humanized mouse

New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine demonstrates that breast milk in a humanized mouse model has a strong virus killing effect and protects against oral transmission of HIV.

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UNC’s Saskia Neher selected as 2012 Pew Scholar

UNC’s Saskia Neher selected as 2012 Pew Scholar

Neher is the eleventh such recipient for UNC since the program began in 1985 and she is one of 8 women among 22 awardees overall nationwide.

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real doctors, real people - Charles van der Horst and David Wohl

real doctors, real people - Charles van der Horst and David Wohl

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein. Infectious Diseases doctors van der Horst and Wohl discuss life balance while riding early one morning near Hillsborough, N.C.

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Gene inactivation drives spread of melanoma

Gene inactivation drives spread of melanoma

A team of UNC researchers led by Norman Sharpless, MD, have identified a key genetic switch that determines whether melanoma, a lethal skin cancer, spreads by metastasis.

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Immune cells in the gut may improve control of HIV growth

Immune cells in the gut may improve control of HIV growth

A new study may help clarify why some people infected with HIV are better able to control the virus. It may also pinpoint a target for treatment during early HIV infection aimed at increasing the supply of certain immune cells in the gut.

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Brain cell activity imbalance may account for seizure susceptibility in Angelman syndrome

Brain cell activity imbalance may account for seizure susceptibility in Angelman syndrome

New research by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine may have pinpointed an underlying cause of the seizures that affect 90 percent of people with Angelman syndrome (AS), a neurodevelopmental disorder.

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U.S. News names N.C. Children's Hospital as one of nation’s best in 10 clinical categories

U.S. News names N.C. Children's Hospital as one of nation’s best in 10 clinical categories

N.C. Children's Hospital is the only children's hospital in North Carolina to achieve a top 10 ranking in any of the 10 specialty areas recognized by the publication, ranking 8th in pulmonology.

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Baby wash products linked to false positive screening results for marijuana exposure in the womb

Baby wash products linked to false positive screening results for marijuana exposure in the womb

Sleuthing by a multidisciplinary team at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals revealed the culprit behind an unexpected spike in “false positive” cannabis exposure screening results.

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Vote for UNC Health Care in the Social Madness Challenge!

Vote for UNC Health Care in the Social Madness Challenge!

The Social Madness Challenge is a national contest in which companies will be ranked based on a scoring algorithm that measures social influence.

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