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UNC Family Medicine Achieves Highest Quality Rating

UNC Family Medicine Achieves Highest Quality Rating

The UNC Family Medicine Center has received a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home designation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Level 3 is the highest quality rating possible.

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A supercharged protein reduces damage from heart attack

A supercharged protein reduces damage from heart attack

UNC researchers tap into the body’s own repair system to protect heart cells after an attack. The approach could also help prevent cardiac damage in cancer patients.

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Protein complex affects cells’ ability to move, respond to external cues

Protein complex affects cells’ ability to move, respond to external cues

A team of UNC researchers has explained for the first time how a long-studied protein complex affects cell migration and how external cues affect cell’s ability to migrate.

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A. Wesley Burks Elected President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

A. Wesley Burks Elected President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

Dr. Burks is Chair of Pediatrics in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at the North Carolina Children's Hospital.

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Luella Love: New Lungs for a New Life

Luella Love: New Lungs for a New Life

A 48-year-old Concord woman receives a double-lung transplant, giving her a second chance at life, a life her mother had been told wouldn’t exceed her daughter’s entry to kindergarten.

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Healing and Helping - Gretchen Smith

Healing and Helping - Gretchen Smith

As a UNC Health Care Employee Ambassador, Gretchen Smith was able to earn a $250 donation for the Chatham Conservation Partnership in recognition of her volunteer efforts.

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Drug helps purge hidden HIV virus, study shows

Drug helps purge hidden HIV virus, study shows

This study is the first to demonstrate that the biological mechanism that keeps the HIV virus hidden and unreachable by current antiviral therapies can be targeted and interrupted in humans, providing new hope for a strategy to eradicate HIV completely.

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Creation of UNC Global Women’s Health

Creation of UNC Global Women’s Health

UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Disease are pleased to announce the creation of UNC Global Women’s Health.

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Small DNA circles found outside the chromosomes in mammalian cells and tissues, including human cells

Small DNA circles found outside the chromosomes in mammalian cells and tissues, including human cells

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have helped identify a new DNA entity in mammalian cells and provided evidence that their generation leaves behind deletions in different locations of the cells’ genetic program, or genome.

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Network approach improves outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease despite lack of new treatments

Network approach improves outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease despite lack of new treatments

In this study, the proportion of children with Crohn’s disease in remission increased from 55 percent to 68 percent, with a similar improvement in ulcerative colitis patients.

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real doctors, real people - N.E.D.

real doctors, real people - N.E.D.

N.E.D. is a rock band. The members of the band are gynecologic cancer surgeons from all over the country and two of them, Dr. John Boggess and Dr. John Soper, work here at UNC Health Care.

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UNC researchers: Benefits of varenicline (Chantix) may balance certain risks

UNC researchers: Benefits of varenicline (Chantix) may balance certain risks

Drs. Christine E. Kistler and Adam Goldstein discuss how clinicians can better have conversations about the balance between short-term risk of adverse cardiovascular events associated with taking Chantix compared to the long-term reduction in the risk of death that results from smoking cessation.

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Structure of ‘Salvia’ receptor solved

Structure of ‘Salvia’ receptor solved

A research team has determined the structure of the kappa-opioid receptor — site of action of the widely abused hallucinogen Salvia divinorum – solving longstanding scientific mysteries and offering new insights for treating drug addiction, chronic pain and depression.

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North Carolina Women’s Hospital Receives Prestigious International Award

North Carolina Women’s Hospital Receives Prestigious International Award

March 22, 2012 Albany, NY - Baby-Friendly® USA, announces that North Carolina Women’s Hospital has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly® birth facility.

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RN: Real Nurses - Gina Althoff

RN: Real Nurses - Gina Althoff

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.

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