The top 10 stories of 2012

As we approach 2013, take a look back at the top 10 stories from UNC Health Care this year based on visits to our newsroom.

  1. Gut microbes help the body extract more calories from food
    Sept. 14, 2012
    In a study using zebrafish, UNC researchers reveal how microbes in the intestine aid the uptake of fats — and suggest how diet may influence our bodies’ microbial communities.
  2. Celebrating 60 Years of Care
    March 5, 2012
    In September 2012, UNC Health Care turns 60! This page chronicles the history of our contributions to the state throughout the past sixty years.
  3. Research shows progress toward a genital herpes vaccine
    Jan. 5, 2012
    More than 8,000 women participated in the NIH-funded study, which was conducted in part at UNC. The vaccine was partially effective at preventing herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), but did not protect women from herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
  4. 277 UNC doctors listed in The Best Doctors in America 2013
    Dec. 10, 2012
    Two hundred seventy-seven UNC Health Care physicians are included in the latest compilation of The Best Doctors in America database. Only about five percent of physicians in the U.S. are included in the Best Doctors database.
  5. Antibodies reverse Type 1 diabetes in new immunotherapy study
    July 6, 2012
    Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have used injections of antibodies to rapidly reverse the onset of Type I diabetes in mice genetically bred to develop the disease.
  6. RN: Real Nurses - Gina Althoff
    March 28, 2012
    Gina Althoff, a nurse at UNC Hospitals, describes herself as "not very outgoing" at work. But if you happen to be one of the many participants sweating it out in her Les Mills Body Combat class in Chapel Hill, that's probably the last thing you would think about her.
  7. real doctors, real people - Paul Godley
    Jan. 11, 2012
    Whether photographing a child in the streets of Vietnam or consulting with a patient about a diagnosis, Dr. Paul Godley employs his intuition and charming personality to put the person in front of him at ease within a matter of moments.
  8. U.S. News names N.C. Children's Hospital as one of nation’s best in 10 clinical categories
    June 5, 2012
    N.C. Children's Hospital is the only children's hospital in North Carolina to achieve a top 10 ranking in any of the 10 specialty areas recognized by the publication, ranking 8th in pulmonology.
  9. Baby wash products linked to false positive screening results for marijuana exposure in the womb
    June 4, 2012
    Sleuthing by a multidisciplinary team at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals revealed the culprit behind an unexpected spike in “false positive” cannabis exposure screening results.
  10. real doctors, real people - Loren Robinson
    Aug. 8, 2012
    Loren Robinson, a chief resident in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, spends Saturdays speaking to students interested in medicine and other time in one-on-one mentoring relationships with some of those students.
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