May

Persistent pain after stressful events may have a neurobiological basis

Persistent pain after stressful events may have a neurobiological basis

This study is the first to identify a genetic risk factor for persistent pain after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision and sexual assault.

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Caldwell Memorial Hospital joins UNC Health Care

Caldwell Memorial Hospital joins UNC Health Care

The Board of Directors of Caldwell Memorial Hospital on May 1 announced completion of their plan to join UNC Health Care.

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Baby knows best:  Fetuses emit hormone crucial to preventing preeclampsia

Baby knows best: Fetuses emit hormone crucial to preventing preeclampsia

Listening to the hormonal ‘conversation’ between mother and fetus could reveal new opportunities for preeclampsia detection and prevention.

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Is there a link between postpartum depression and the "love hormone"?

Is there a link between postpartum depression and the "love hormone"?

UNC researchers are launching a 5-year study aimed at understanding the role of oxytocin in postpartum depression and bonding between mothers and babies.

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To test or not to test:  Blood glucose monitoring for patients with type 2 diabetes

To test or not to test: Blood glucose monitoring for patients with type 2 diabetes

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute awards UNC School of Medicine researchers more than $2 million to study glucose monitoring in non-insulin treated patients living with type 2 diabetes.

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real doctors, real people - Jonathan Kirsch

real doctors, real people - Jonathan Kirsch

Dr. Jonathan Kirsch, a hospitalist at UNC Health Care, is also a beekeeper. He enjoys both the honey and the benefit of pollinated fruit trees and hand-picked fruit.

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Omega-3 fatty acids provide no benefit in slowing age-related macular degeneration

Omega-3 fatty acids provide no benefit in slowing age-related macular degeneration

Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements does not slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration, a newly published study finds. However, some people may benefit from taking lutein and zeaxanthin.

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Study finds genetic risk factor for knee osteoarthritis

Study finds genetic risk factor for knee osteoarthritis

Individuals with knee osteoarthritis who had variations in a gene for an anti-inflammatory chemical were twice as likely to progress to severe osteoarthritis as those without the genetic variations.

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IMRT may not be more effective than older radiation techniques after prostatectomy

IMRT may not be more effective than older radiation techniques after prostatectomy

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy has become the most commonly used type of radiation in prostate cancer, but research from UNC suggests that the therapy may not be more effective than older, less expensive forms of radiation therapy in patients who have had a prostatectomy.

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RN: Real Nurses - Karan Batts

RN: Real Nurses - Karan Batts

Karan Batts, a nurse in the PACU at UNC's Ambulatory Care Center, is also a ballroom dancer.

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The secret lives (and deaths) of neurons

The secret lives (and deaths) of neurons

UNC researchers uncover surprising insights about how nerve cells rewire themselves, shedding light on a process linked with neurodegenerative diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders like schizophrenia and autism.

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UNC scientists identify possible KRAS downstream target for pancreatic cancer therapy

UNC scientists identify possible KRAS downstream target for pancreatic cancer therapy

A University of North Carolina School of Medicine team offers first evidence of the role of a protein called GSK-3 alpha in promoting oncogenic KRAS function.

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The value of randomized clinical trials in radiation oncology clinical practice

The value of randomized clinical trials in radiation oncology clinical practice

Are there enough clinical trials data to guide every radiation oncology decision in a cancer patient's care? Not necessarily, according to a UNC School of Medicine study.

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Surgical team brings hearing to 3-year-old Charlotte boy

Surgical team brings hearing to 3-year-old Charlotte boy

Surgeons at UNC Health Care recently performed the first-ever auditory brain stem implant done in a child. Three-year-old Grayson Clamp from Charlotte, N.C., was born with no cochlear nerves and as a result could not hear.

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