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UNC study: Most kidney dialysis patients not prepared for emergency evacuation

UNC study: Most kidney dialysis patients not prepared for emergency evacuation

A survey of kidney dialysis patients by UNC School of Medicine researchers finds that most have not taken the emergency preparedness measures that would enable them to survive a hurricane or any other disaster that disrupts power and water services.

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Maternal, infant antiretrovirals prevent breast milk HIV transmission

Maternal, infant antiretrovirals prevent breast milk HIV transmission

Each year about 200,000 infants worldwide become infected with HIV through breastfeeding, and in the developing world infant formula is both prohibitively expensive and associated with increased infant deaths.

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N.C. Children's Hospital ranked as one of the best in the nation

U.S. News & World Report has ranked N.C. Children’s Hospital as ninth in the nation among those caring for children with respiratory disorders and 23rd for diabetes and endocrinology.

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Family House Diaries: It’s All About the Journey

Family House Diaries: It’s All About the Journey

Sherri Jutz of New Bern, N.C., is living with myasthenia gravis, a condition that robs her of the energy she needs to do even the simplest tasks and to enjoy leisure pastimes. But she isn't angry about this, Jutz says, and is grateful for what she has. This is her story.

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Expert: North Carolina's beaches cleaner than most

Expert: North Carolina's beaches cleaner than most

North Carolina's beach-goers generally enjoy clean water, but the ocean can become polluted after a heavy rainfall. Rachel Noble, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill water-quality expert, gives the straight poop on staying healthy at the beach.

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Large study helps clarify the genetics of autism

Large study helps clarify the genetics of autism

The findings, published online June 9 in the journal Nature, support an emerging consensus among scientists that autism is caused by many “rare variants” or genetic changes found in less than one percent of the population.

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Study explores why blacks with lung cancer have surgery less often than whites

Study explores why blacks with lung cancer have surgery less often than whites

A new study led by UNC researchers that follows newly diagnosed lung cancer patients is one of the first to give reasons why patients don’t go on to get lung surgery and why surgery happens less often in blacks.

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Study: Specific PTSD symptoms related to anger and aggressiveness among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans

Study: Specific PTSD symptoms related to anger and aggressiveness among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans

Focusing on certain PTSD symptoms may be key to treating anger among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, according to a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Veterans Affairs researchers.

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UNC study: North Carolina leads nation in number of tobacco-free college campus policies

The study, published in the journal Tobacco Control, found that in the first four years of the North Carolina Tobacco-Free Colleges Initiative, 33 college campuses in North Carolina adopted tobacco-free policies, which prevent tobacco use to the maximum extent allowed by law.

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Gut bacteria could be key indicator of colon cancer risk

Gut bacteria could be key indicator of colon cancer risk

A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine suggests that a shift in the balance between the “good” bacteria and the “bad” bacteria that populate our gut could be a harbinger of colon cancer.

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Family House Diaries: All things work together for good

Family House Diaries: All things work together for good

After losing their jobs and life savings, husband and wife Scott and Dottie Boeving of Wingate, N.C. are now fighting for their health. Dottie suffers from a soft-bone disease which makes mobility difficult, and Scott was diagnosed in 2009 with Stage IV non-Hodgkin's mantle cell lymphoma. Despite everything being taken away from them, Scott and Dottie are a model of faith, joy, and hope.

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Lindsey named executive associate dean for clinical affairs and chief of staff

Lindsey named executive associate dean for clinical affairs and chief of staff

As the executive associate dean for clinical affairs (EADCA), Lindsey will report to the School of Medicine’s new executive dean, Marschall Runge, MD, PhD. As EADCA, Lindsey represents the dean as necessary on matters relating to the clinical activities of the faculty of the School of Medicine.

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