A Gastonia woman seeks a new normal as she undergoes treatment for an uncommon and chronic neuromuscular disorder that left the accomplished crafter without interest in or passion for her life-long hobbies.
New research by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine may have pinpointed an underlying cause of the seizures that affect 90 percent of people with Angelman syndrome (AS), a neurodevelopmental disorder.
The Social Madness Challenge is a national contest in which companies will be ranked based on a scoring algorithm that measures social influence.
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.
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.
A team of UNC researchers led by Norman Sharpless, MD, have identified a key genetic switch that determines whether melanoma, a lethal skin cancer, spreads by metastasis.
Two Hospitals Receive the Only “A” Grades in the Triangle.
Clinical trial shows response in fewer than 20 percent of patients.
A new study may help clarify why some people infected with HIV are better able to control the virus. It may also pinpoint a target for treatment during early HIV infection aimed at increasing the supply of certain immune cells in the gut.
New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine demonstrates that breast milk in a humanized mouse model has a strong virus killing effect and protects against oral transmission of HIV.
Neher is the eleventh such recipient for UNC since the program began in 1985 and she is one of 8 women among 22 awardees overall nationwide.
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein. Infectious Diseases doctors van der Horst and Wohl discuss life balance while riding early one morning near Hillsborough, N.C.
Dr. Jonathan Oberlander, a professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy & Management at UNC, will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act.
A new study finds that 62 percent of women aged 50 and older say that their weight or shape negatively impacts on their life.
On Monday, June 18, 2012, the UNC Center for Heart & Vascular Care’s Aortic Disease Management team became the first in the U.S. to successfully treat a complex abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with the Zenith® Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Graft.
UNC Health Care's first-ever Google+ hangout at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, will preview the Expert Update on Treatments for Functional GI Disorders taking place this weekend.
Acute severe pain is common in sexual assault survivors in the early post-assault period, but rarely treated
UNC researchers urge changes to practice guidelines for nurses and others who provide care to sexual assault survivors.
UNC scientists have discovered that a commonly held assumption is wrong and that a separate role of the SMN gene – still not completely elucidated -- is likely responsible for the disease’s manifestations.
Veterans with protective factors in place such as employment, living stability and social support were 92 percent less likely to report severe violence than veterans without these factors.
Presents invited lecture at Harvard Medical School
The initiative is part of a national effort by President Barack Obama’s administration to rapidly increase the use of electronic health records in monitoring and tracking improvements in patient care.
Parking difficulties inspired Barbara Riff to take motorcycle lessons with her son. Now she commutes to work via motorcycle and frequently takes motorcycle trips for fun.
UNC physicians and scientists are teaming with the PCD Foundation this weekend to present a weekend-long family education program taking place this Friday through Sunday (June 29-July 1).
Please read the following statement from Dr. William L. Roper, CEO of the UNC Health Care System and Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, regarding the Supreme Court's decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.