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UNC doctors contribute to new web resource for diabetes education

UNC doctors contribute to new web resource for diabetes education

John Buse, MD, PhD, and Laura Young, MD, PhD, helped shape the new web tool for the National Diabetes Education Program ‘Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes.’

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Celebrate safety on July 4th

Celebrate safety on July 4th

View these grilling and fireworks facts and burn prevention tips from the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center as we approach Independence Day.

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5 Tips for Bringing Your Elderly Loved One to the Emergency Department

5 Tips for Bringing Your Elderly Loved One to the Emergency Department

For many older adults, emergency departments can be difficult to navigate. Kevin Biese, associate professor of emergency medicine and internal medicine at UNC, and Jan Busby-Whitehead, professor and chief of geriatric medicine at UNC and director of the UNC Center for Aging and Health, share these important steps you can take to help the older adult you are caring for get the care they need and deserve.

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UNC doctors analyze treatment options for gallbladder disease

UNC doctors analyze treatment options for gallbladder disease

Their article, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, explores the pros and cons of five different interventional approaches to treating gallbladder disease – a condition that affects more than 25 million Americans.

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UNC researchers find two biomarkers linked to severe heart disease

UNC researchers find two biomarkers linked to severe heart disease

The finding published in PLoS One suggests that elevated oxidized LDL cholesterol and fructosamine – a measure of glycated proteins in blood sugar – are signposts for the development of severe coronary disease, especially in females.

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Is Facebook use always associated with poorer body image and risky dieting?

Is Facebook use always associated with poorer body image and risky dieting?

A survey of college-aged women finds that those with the strongest emotional connection to Facebook are less likely to struggle with risky dieting behaviors compared to their peers.

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SECU Foundation pledges $1 million for new UNC Health Care hospice facility in Chatham County

SECU Foundation pledges $1 million for new UNC Health Care hospice facility in Chatham County

A generous donation from the State Employees Credit Union Foundation paves the way for UNC Health Care’s future inpatient hospice facility in Chatham County.

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N.C. shark bite victim discharged from UNC Hospitals

N.C. shark bite victim discharged from UNC Hospitals

The parents of 12-year-old Kiersten Yow issue a statement as their daughter is transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation program to continue her recovery.

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Damania earns Boshamer Distinguished Professorship

Damania earns Boshamer Distinguished Professorship

Blossom Damania, PhD, studies how viral cancers develop and directs the Program in Global Oncology at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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New antibody portal bolsters biomedical research reliability

New antibody portal bolsters biomedical research reliability

UNC’s Brian Strahl, PhD, and Van Andel Research Institute’s Scott Rothbart, PhD, create a robust online interactive database to address science’s ‘antibody crisis’.

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Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward

Ten-year-old Ellie Stewart was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma in February. Her only plans for the summer were to finish her chemotherapy treatment at N.C. Children’s Hospital. Then she received a surprise gift: tickets to attend Taylor Swift’s June 9 concert in Raleigh. Now Ellie has some memories to help carry her through.

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The Science of Senescence

The Science of Senescence

MD-PhD student Ayumi Nakamura takes on the curious connection of microRNAs and premature aging.

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UNC researchers earn prestigious Keck award for cell cycle map

The labs of Jean Cook, PhD, and Jeremy Purvis, PhD, will develop the first-ever interactive molecular model of a crucial cellular process that controls healthy growth and diseases such as cancer.

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Transport Therapists Create Calm in the Skies

Transport Therapists Create Calm in the Skies

For nearly 30 years, UNC Carolina Air Care has swooped in to provide life-saving support for thousands of adult and pediatric patients. Here we go behind the scenes with Heidi Allen, pediatric respiratory therapist, and follow her and her teammate, Jonathan Lewis, RN, on a high-energy story of pediatric air care.

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UNC Hospitals, Rex, Pardee recognized by U.S. News & World Report in annual ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings

UNC Hospitals, Rex, Pardee recognized by U.S. News & World Report in annual ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings

Overall, 10 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. Rex Hospital and Pardee Hospital were also included in the 2015-16 rankings.

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 Early Antiretroviral Therapy Protects Sero-Discordant Couples from Transmission of HIV to Their Uninfected Partner

Early Antiretroviral Therapy Protects Sero-Discordant Couples from Transmission of HIV to Their Uninfected Partner

These findings demonstrate that antiretroviral therapy, when taken until viral suppression is achieved and sustained, is a highly effective, durable intervention for HIV prevention.

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From Chapel Hill to the World Games

From Chapel Hill to the World Games

On July 25, Tim Taft, MD, will be on the field at the Los Angeles Coliseum for the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games. It’s a big stage. An iconic venue. First Lady Michelle Obama is expected to be in attendance. Stevie Wonder will perform. But, in a career that spans four decades, Taft, Max N. Novich Professor of Orthopaedics, is used to big stages and iconic venues.

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Telemedicine network links NC Jaycee Burn Center with affiliate hospitals

Telemedicine network links NC Jaycee Burn Center with affiliate hospitals

A grant from The Duke Endowment will help connect the emergency departments of all UNC Health Care affiliate hospitals to the NC Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill through a telemedicine network. Nash Health Care was the first hospital to join the network, launching July 28. Johnston Health followed on the 29th. High Point Regional will come online in the coming weeks, with other affiliates joining the network later in the fall.

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New Tool Gives Berkoff a Clearer Image

New Tool Gives Berkoff a Clearer Image

A new tool will allow David Berkoff, MD, associate professor of orthopaedics, the ability to provide his patients with more accurate diagnoses, closely monitor their recovery and, he says, aid in research.

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