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Family House Diaries: Experiencing UNC as a patient, not a student

Family House Diaries: Experiencing UNC as a patient, not a student

24-year-old Cedric Faison of Battleboro, N.C., intended to spend this spring semester finishing his undergraduate music education degree at East Carolina University. Instead, he’s spent most of the term at UNC Hospitals being treated for a brain tumor.

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For children with hearing loss: The earlier the better for cochlear implants

For children with hearing loss: The earlier the better for cochlear implants

UNC was one of six medical centers to take part in this study, which is believed to be the first nationwide look at the impact of surgical timing on the success rate of the implants.

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UNC School of Medicine to establish new Department of Neurosurgery

UNC School of Medicine to establish new Department of Neurosurgery

The new department will be chaired by Matthew G. Ewend, MD, who currently serves as chief of the Division of Neurosurgery within the Department of Surgery.

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UNC study offers first clinical evidence of anti-cancer drug triggering viral infection

A new study led by UNC scientists shows that a common cancer drug can activate a viral infection that, paradoxically, can help anti-viral medications eradicate virus-associated cancer.

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Key protein aids in DNA repair

Findings have potential for cancer, other age-related diseases

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UNC’s Dr. Sean McLean receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award

UNC’s Dr. Sean McLean receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award

McLean, an assistant professor of pediatric surgery in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, is one of only 11 nationwide selected this year to receive an award from the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program.

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UNC’s Bill Roper named to board of Partnership for a Healthier America

UNC’s Bill Roper named to board of Partnership for a Healthier America

Partnership for a Healthier America also named former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., and Newark Mayor Cory Booker as honorary co-chairs of the organization and Dr. James R. Gavin III as chair of the board.

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Biofeedback more effective than EGS and massage for chronic rectal pain

Biofeedback more effective than EGS and massage for chronic rectal pain

Biofeedback is more effective than two other treatments for a type of chronic rectal pain called levator ani syndrome, according to a study published in the journal Gastroenterology. UNC's William E. Whitehead, Ph.D., is a co-author of the study.

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Depression affects how women with PMDD respond to stress, pain

Depression affects how women with PMDD respond to stress, pain

These findings give physicians more reason to search for a more specific diagnosis and could possibly lead to more precise treatments, said UNC's Susan Girdler, Ph.D.

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Family House Diaries: Breathing Normally with New Lungs

Family House Diaries: Breathing Normally with New Lungs

For the first time in his life, Justin Hughes, a 26-year-old cystic fibrosis patient from Ash, N.C., is able to breathe normally and sleep without coughing thanks to a lung transplant at UNC Hospitals.

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This spring, make local eating part of your healthy diet

This spring, make local eating part of your healthy diet

For National Nutrition Month in March, UNC Health Care experts explain why your local farmers market could be the best place to find healthy food.

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UNC's Dr. John Buse to receive national award for clinical excellence

UNC's Dr. John Buse to receive national award for clinical excellence

John B. Buse, M.D., Ph.D., has been selected to receive a Clinical Excellence award at the Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year Awards ceremony.

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Acupuncture: A Natural Way of Healing

Acupuncture: A Natural Way of Healing

Ana Caicedo, who suffered a traumatic head injury at age 12, says she has "arrived at good health because of acupuncture" at UNC. In this video, she tells her story.

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Mother’s flu during pregnancy may increase baby’s risk of schizophrenia

The study, published online by the journal Biological Psychiatry, is the first study done with monkeys that examines the effects of flu during pregnancy.

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UNC allergist elected to national board

UNC allergist elected to national board

David B. Peden, M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).

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UNC helps establish the first National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis

UNC helps establish the first National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis

Leigh Callahan, Ph.D., a member of UNC’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center, has been working as part of the 12-member steering committee for the past two years to develop this new initiative. The agenda makes 10 recommendations designed to dramatically reduce the impact of osteoarthritis on Americans.

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Abused children more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting

Abused children more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting

Children who have been abused psychologically, physically or sexually are more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain and nausea or vomiting than children who have not been abused, a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes.

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 One-page questionnaire is effective screening tool for common psychiatric disorders

One-page questionnaire is effective screening tool for common psychiatric disorders

Results of the study, which was designed and led by UNC researchers, are published in the March/April 2010 issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

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