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UNC Health Care wins Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award

UNC Health Care wins Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award

Four years after implementing a tobacco free policy on its campus and facilities, UNC Health Care is proud to announce that it is one of nine winners of the 2011 American Cancer Society Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award.

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Ann Hartline: Cancer isn't all she is

Ann Hartline: Cancer isn't all she is

Justin Cook, the videographer behind this month's Family House Diaries story, shares his thoughts about the patient featured in his video.

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Family House Diaries: Cancer Diagnosis Inspires the Artist Within

Family House Diaries: Cancer Diagnosis Inspires the Artist Within

Ann Hartline, a former cardiac nurse from Asheville, N.C., credits her breast cancer diagnosis with inspiring her to take up painting farm animals and landscapes, playing the ukulele and learning to fly fish.

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Mothers with breastfeeding difficulties more likely to suffer postpartum depression

Mothers with breastfeeding difficulties more likely to suffer postpartum depression

A UNC study finds that women who have breastfeeding difficulties in the first two weeks after giving birth are more likely to suffer postpartum depression two months later compared to women without such difficulties.

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UNC receives NIH grant to develop and test new drugs to block HIV infection

UNC receives NIH grant to develop and test new drugs to block HIV infection

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill schools of medicine and pharmacy have been awarded a $3 million federal grant to develop and test a new generation of treatments aimed at preventing sexual transmission of HIV to uninfected individuals. This remains the most common cause of HIV infection worldwide.

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New findings from University of North Carolina-led HIV prevention study, HPTN 052

New findings from University of North Carolina-led HIV prevention study, HPTN 052

UNC researchers presented detailed data from the landmark HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 052 study today at the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention.

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A second chance for Jakeina

A second chance for Jakeina

UNC heart surgeon Dr. Andy Kiser reflects on the remarkable story of one of his patients, Jakeina Sutton of Rose Hill, N.C., a 16-year-old who recently received a heart and kidney transplant. For Jakeina, this was her second heart transplant.

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As HIV treatment improves, 'trial effect' is diminished, new study suggests

As HIV treatment improves, 'trial effect' is diminished, new study suggests

A new study by investigators from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has confirmed the existence of a “trial effect” in clinical trials for treatment of HIV and also shows that effect has diminished over time.

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When cystic fibrosis patients grow up

When cystic fibrosis patients grow up

In the 1950s, children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis usually died before they reached school age. Thanks to improved treatments, many patients now survive for decades, changing the ways that their doctors care for them.

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Channing Der and Yue Xiong receive 2011 Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Channing Der and Yue Xiong receive 2011 Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

The Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award, established in 2007 by the Battle Foundation of Rocky Mount, recognizes exceptional cancer research at the UNC School of Medicine and comes with a $25,000 prize for each awardee.

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real doctors, real people - Ian Udell

real doctors, real people - Ian Udell

Dr. Ian Udell, a resident in urologic surgery at UNC Hospitals, is also a highly accomplished wakeboarder who is sponsored by O'Brien Watersports.

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A piece of history (and research) goes up

A piece of history (and research) goes up

Stephanie Crayton of UNC Health Care's News Team shares her thoughts, in words and video, after witnessing the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. On board the shuttle were a group of 30 mice being sent into space as part of a UNC-led study of an experimental treatment for bone loss.

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UNC tapped to lead national effort to find a cure for AIDS

UNC tapped to lead national effort to find a cure for AIDS

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded a $32 million, five-year federal grant to develop ways to cure people with HIV by purging the virus hiding in the immune systems of patients taking antiretroviral therapy. Tackling this latent virus is considered key to a cure for AIDS.

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Second round of Health-e-NC pilot projects funded statewide

Five new projects have been funded under the second round of Health-e- NC (Health for Everyone in North Carolina) grants program. The program provides pilot funding in support of the University Cancer Research Fund’s strategic goal of optimizing cancer outcomes in North Carolina.

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Bone loss prevention experiment on the last space shuttle flight

Bone loss prevention experiment on the last space shuttle flight

Researchers in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/North Carolina State University joint biomedical engineering department will be at the Kennedy Space Center for the last space shuttle launch of the NASA program as Atlantis departs for its final mission into Earth’s orbit.

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The Cancer Genome Atlas completes detailed ovarian cancer analysis

As part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project, UNC Lineberger researchers have contributed to the most comprehensive an integrated view of cancer genes for any cancer type produced to date.

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UNC Health Care, BCBSNC announce new multi-year agreement

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) and UNC Health Care have reached a multi-year agreement for the health care system to continue to serve BCBSNC’s customers.

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Scientists use 'optogenetics' to control reward-seeking behavior

Scientists use 'optogenetics' to control reward-seeking behavior

The findings suggest that therapeutics targeting the path between two critical brain regions, the amygdala and the nucleus accumbens, represent potential treatments for addiction and other neuropsychiatric diseases.

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Family House Diaries - Jean Rogers:  A Smile of Gratitude

Family House Diaries - Jean Rogers: A Smile of Gratitude

A smile, even a crooked one, speaks volumes about a Robeson County native’s gratitude for her family, her medical team and the fellow patients she met along the way.

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Board of Directors’ Special Committee Meets to Review WakeMed Proposal

A Special Committee of the University of North Carolina Health Care System Board met today to begin its review of the WakeMed proposal to purchase Rex Healthcare.

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