Because of a continuing active flu season, children 12 years old and younger will not be permitted to visit patients in any inpatient areas, waiting areas and/or play rooms across all of UNC Hospitals. Normal visiting policies for children 12 years old and younger remain in effect for outpatient areas within UNC Hospitals.
The cost of insurance co-payments for cutting-edge pharmaceuticals can vary widely from patient to patient. When the patient’s share of prescription costs becomes too high, many patients skip doses or stop taking medication entirely, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina.
Study suggests tubes, adenoidectomy reduce fluid in the middle ear and improve hearing in the short term, but tubes did not improve speech or language for children with middle ear fluid.
Dr. Alice Ma, MD, from the Division of Hematology Oncology, was on the Choosing Wisely® task force for the American Society of Hematology (ASH). ASH recently released a list of the five most common hematologic tests, treatments, and procedures that should be questioned by patients and physicians.
The finding provides a new route to killing persistent HIV-infected cells– a major roadblock to a cure.
The next chapter in the story of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center begins with a new director, Ned Sharpless, an oncologist with a story to tell.
Qi Zhang sees himself as a warrior. In his lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he wages war on genetic diseases such as cancer and heart disease on a battlefield measured with single atoms.
New targeted therapies for pain, Parkinson's disease, and depression carry the promise of greater benefit for patients without serious side effects.
UNC to launch unprecedented collaboration to improve services for young children with autism and their families
Multiple programs at UNC to utilize $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Many of these doctors are also listed in the December 2013 issue of Business North Carolina Magazine, as part of its annual compilation of the best doctors in North Carolina.
A UNC-led study finds chronic pain to be common among people involved in car accidents. However, most people in the study who reported persistent neck pain were not engaged in litigation six weeks after their accident.
N.C. Children's Hospital Triangle’s first American College of Surgeons-verified Level I pediatric trauma center
UNC Hospitals is home to the Triangle’s only pediatric trauma program recognized by a national body for having the highest level of expertise in treating critically injured children; one of only five in entire Southeast.
Two new studies provide further evidence that schizophrenia arises from the combined effects of many genes. Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC is a co-author of one of the studies.
Past winners include four scientists who went on to win the Nobel Prize.
Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, will use the $400,000 award to study the role of blood platelets in inflammation and injury.
This research could reduce the need to continually monitor patients who respond well to stereotactic radiosurgery.
The new technique, developed by UNC researchers, would be cheaper and could allow doctors to visualize tumors without the use of radiation.
On Feb. 3 Johnston Health announced finalization of their partnership with UNC Health Care.