May

New federally funded health initiative to speed benefits of science to North Carolinians

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $61 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant that will help speed up how scientific discoveries directly benefit patients in communities across North Carolina.

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UNC medical geneticist cautions against rushing into genetic testing

CHAPEL HILL – Just because scientific advances now allow individuals to learn their genetic make-up doesn’t mean they should rush into genetic testing in hopes of making revolutionary improvements to their health, cautions a geneticist and practicing physician at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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UNC Health Care is first in the Triangle to offer new system for stopping strokes

UNC Health Care has a new tool for stopping a stroke that is already under way, by removing a blood clot in the brain blood vessel that caused the stroke to begin.

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Radiofrequency ablation is effective treatment for dysplasia in Barrett’s esophagus

Interim results from a nationwide clinical trial led by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher suggest that radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment for dysplasia in people with Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that can lead to deadly gastrointestinal cancer.

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UNC Hospitals performs second U.S. implant of new hearing improvement device

Surgeons at UNC Hospitals performed the second implantation in the United States of the Vibrant Soundbridge® (VSB) device as a treatment for conductive and mixed hearing loss using direct round window cochlear stimulation.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks North Carolina Children's Hospital in nation’s top 10 for children with respiratory disorders

U.S. News and World Report has recognized North Carolina Children's Hospital as seventh in the nation among the Top 30 children's hospitals caring for children with respiratory disorders. The ranking will appear in the magazine's 2008 edition of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals, published online at www.usnews.com/pediatrics and available on newsstands Monday, June 2.

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