July

Healing and Helping - Kate Menard, MD

Healing and Helping - Kate Menard, MD

As an Employee Ambassador, Kate Menard, MD earned a donation of $250 to Project Graduation through UNC Health Care's Ambassador Recognition Program.

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Chat Transcript - What the Supreme Court's verdict on health care reform really means

On Friday, June 29, UNC Health Care hosted a live chat on its Facebook page with Dr. Jonathan Oberlander to discuss the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

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New understanding of cell metabolism provides therapeutic target

New understanding of cell metabolism provides therapeutic target

One of the reasons that cancer cells proliferate is that they metabolize fuel differently from normal cells. A team led by Blossom Damania, PhD, reports that two inter-related metabolic processes contribute to cell proliferation in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Dr. Damania is professor of microbiology and immunology in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may share common underlying factors

Autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may share common underlying factors

New research led by Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP, a psychiatric geneticist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, points to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders among individuals whose parents or siblings have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

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Antibodies reverse Type 1 diabetes in new immunotherapy study

Antibodies reverse Type 1 diabetes in new immunotherapy study

Scientists at the University of North Carolina 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.

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Zolotor named new vice president at the North Carolina Institute of Medicine

Zolotor named new vice president at the North Carolina Institute of Medicine

Adam Zolotor, MD, DrPH, an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, has been selected as the new vice president at the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM).

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UNC Hospitals qualifies for American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Level Performance Achievement Award for heart attack care

UNC Hospitals qualifies for American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Level Performance Achievement Award for heart attack care

The award recognizes UNC Hospitals’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients.

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real doctors, real people - Richard Hobbs

real doctors, real people - Richard Hobbs

Dr. Richard Hobbs began learning Spanish at a young age. While living in Alabama he quickly became known among the Hispanic community as "their doctor." Now he puts his Spanish to even greater use at the Samaritan Health Center in Durham, N.C.

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Milk thistle, taken by many people for liver disease, ineffective as treatment for hepatitis C

Milk thistle, taken by many people for liver disease, ineffective as treatment for hepatitis C

A new multicenter trial finds that taking silymarin (milk thistle) has no effect on serum ALT or levels of the hepatitis C virus in people with chronic hepatitis C infection.

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Questionnaire completed by parents may help identify 1-year-olds at risk for autism

Questionnaire completed by parents may help identify 1-year-olds at risk for autism

The First Year Inventory, a 10-minute questionnaire filled out by parents after a child’s first birthday, shows promise in identifying children who are later diagnosed with autism or other developmental problems.

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UNC researchers discover promising new treatment for egg allergy

UNC researchers discover promising new treatment for egg allergy

Giving egg-allergic children small amounts of egg over many months found to reduce severe reactions, help some shed the allergy entirely.

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UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on egg allergy study

UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on egg allergy study

Dr. Wesley Burks of N.C. Children's Hospital and Dr. Stacie Jones of Arkansas Children's Hospital will answer your questions about a promising potential new treatment for egg allergy in a live Facebook chat on Tuesday, July 24.

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Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News

Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News

Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.

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UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare unveil UNC Physicians Network

UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare unveil UNC Physicians Network

The community physicians affiliated with UNC Health Care, including Rex Healthcare, UNC Hospitals, UNC Physicians and Associates, and Chatham Hospital, are adopting a new network name to better reflect their commitment to provide quality services for all North Carolinians. Triangle Physician Network, which was established in 2010, has become the UNC Physicians Network (UNCPN).

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Troylene Merrill:  The Importance of Caregiving

Troylene Merrill: The Importance of Caregiving

A Bessemer City, N.C. woman is referred to UNC Hospitals for treatment of a recurrence of breast cancer and brings with her a posse of support and encouragement for the journey.

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UNC research to be featured at world’s largest AIDS conference

UNC research to be featured at world’s largest AIDS conference

Research from every corner of the UNC campus will be represented at the International AIDS Conference, to be held July 22-27 in Washington, D.C.

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Pioneering study shows drug can purge dormant HIV

Pioneering study shows drug can purge dormant HIV

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published pioneering research showing that a drug used to treat certain types of lymphoma was able to dislodge hidden virus in patients receiving treatment for HIV.

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Synthetic stimulants called ‘bath salts’ act in the brain like cocaine

Synthetic stimulants called ‘bath salts’ act in the brain like cocaine

The effects on the brain’s reward circuits of the drug mephedrone are comparable to those of cocaine, which supports the argument that the synthetic drugs be made illegal permanently.

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RN: Real Nurses - Carol Smiley

RN: Real Nurses - Carol Smiley

Carol Smiley, an RN in the Newborn Critical Care Center at UNC Hospitals, spends a lot of her time outside the hospital taking care of hundreds of cats at an animal sanctuary.

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Chat Transcript - Researchers discover a promising new treatment for egg allergy

On Tuesday, July 24, UNC Health Care hosted a live Facebook chat with Dr. Wesley Burks of North Carolina Children's Hospital and Dr. Stacie Jones of Arksansas Children's Hospital, who answered questions from viewers about a promising potential new treatment for egg allergy in children. You can read the transcript of the chat below.

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