A study by UNC researchers finds that among parents of overweight children, less than 25 percent recall ever being told by a doctor or other health care provider that their child is overweight.
Myron Cohen, MD, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Public Health, has received the GAIA Vaccine Foundation’s 2011 Hope is a Vaccine Award.
Ronald J. Falk, MD, Allan Brewster Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Director of the UNC Kidney Center, and Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, will lead the world’s largest professional society devoted to the study of kidney disease.
Two UNC experts write that whole genome and whole exome sequencing technology “will routinely uncover both trivial and important medical results, both welcome and unwelcome … and presents the medical community with new challenges.”
UNC scientists have received a four-year $6.4 million grant to establish an effort they have named the North Carolina Clinical Genomic Evaluation by NextGen Exome Sequencing (NCGENES).
Carolina Advanced Health, a new primary care physician practice from UNC Health Care and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) specializing in the treatment of adults with chronic medical conditions, opened Wednesday, Dec. 7.
UNC Hospitals is the only hospital in North Carolina that made the Leapfrog 2011 Top Hospitals list.
New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill schools of medicine and pharmacy may help explain the failure of some recent clinical trials of prevention of HIV infection, compared to the success of others that used the same drugs.
The designation recognizes UNC Health Care for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.
More than 180,000 children were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for toy-related injuries last year. Here, two UNC Health Care experts offer toy-safety tips for the kids in your life.
A young couple from Pitt County weathers a bad disease, an unexpected relapse and toxic treatments over a journey that has brought them closer after it earlier drove them apart.
American Cancer Society Revises Cancer Screening Guideline Process; UNC scientists are report co-authors
Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, and David Ransohoff, MD, are co-authors of the report. Both are members of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
As we approach 2012, take a look back at the top 10 stories from UNC Health Care this year based on visits to our newsroom.
Take a look back at the top 10 videos of 2011 from UNC Health Care's News Office.
Elizabeth Swaringen, who writes our Family House Diaries stories, shares additional insights about the couple featured in the latest installment.
Douglas Morgan, MD, MPH, will receive the Ohtli Award on behalf of the UNC Center for Latino Health, UNC Health Care, and UNC Health Sciences.
Biochemist Henrik Dohlman, microbiologist William Goldman, geneticist Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, virologist Nancy Raab-Traub, geneticist Jeff Sekelsky and biochemist Yue Xiong are new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
An interdisciplinary team of UNC scientists say they have found a way to “awaken” the paternal allele of Ube3a, which could lead to a potential treatment strategy for AS. Their results were published online by the journal Nature.
UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives grant to integrate primary care into mental illness programs
The $850,000, 3-year grant from The Duke Endowment will allow the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health to create a health home, integrating primary care into its mental health care programs.
A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study reveals that fewer cigarette butts are being found on college campuses since new policies banning tobacco use were adopted, suggesting that restricting tobacco use on school property effectively reduces smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.
The honor, a first for UNC, recognizes "unusually significant and original contributions."
The HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science.
With her newest book, Cynthia Bulik, PhD, aims to confront the societal pressures that women face when it comes to body esteem and self-esteem.