Johnston County

Classroom to Clinic: First-years in the Field

Classroom to Clinic: First-years in the Field

The UNC School of Medicine's Clinical Week pulls medical students out of the classroom and sends them to communities across North Carolina to gain medical knowledge and develop clinical skills through interaction with primary care physicians and their patients. Last week, the UNC SOM Facebook page captured the Clinical Week experiences of first-year medical students. Please take a moment to see where our students went and to read what they learned, as shared in their words. And if you haven't already done so, "Like" the UNC School of Medicine on Facebook.

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Clara’s Journey

Clara’s Journey

When Clara Murphy was born nearly 100 days prematurely in the Newborn Critical Care Center at UNC Children’s, her parents, Courtney and Jason, quickly learned that their journey as a family would be filled with highs and lows. Today, they’re a happy family of four, and not only have they gained Clara, they’ve also developed greater appreciation for what they have.

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First-year students in the field

UNC School of Medicine students have a special connection to the state of North Carolina because of the public service mission of the institution. While clinical week is a traditional part of medical education everywhere, it is particularly special at UNC, giving students an opportunity to interact with the communities they may serve after they complete their education. In some cases it even takes them to their home communities. Last month's clinical week for MS1s was captured via the UNC SOM Facebook page. Please take a moment to view this visual recap of where our students went and what they had to say. And if you haven't already done so, "Like" the UNC School of Medicine on Facebook.

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Johnston Health joins UNC Health Care

Johnston Health joins UNC Health Care

On Feb. 3 Johnston Health announced finalization of their partnership with UNC Health Care.

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Moderate physical activity does not increase risk of knee osteoarthritis

Moderate physical activity does not increase risk of knee osteoarthritis

Adults age 45 and older who engaged in moderate physical activity up to two and a half hours a week did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over a 6-year follow-up period.

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Johnston Health selects UNC Health Care as strategic partner

Johnston Health selects UNC Health Care as strategic partner

On Monday, April 1, the Johnston Health Board of Commissioners announced that it is entering into exclusive negotiations for a partnership with UNC Health Care.

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UNC osteoarthritis study celebrates 20th year, receives $3.25 million renewal grant

UNC osteoarthritis study celebrates 20th year, receives $3.25 million renewal grant

News of the renewal funding arrived as the UNC researchers who run the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project are preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Smithfield, N.C.

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More African Americans burdened by osteoarthritis in multiple large joints

More African Americans burdened by osteoarthritis in multiple large joints

African Americans were also more likely to have knee osteoarthritis, but less likely to be affected by hand osteoarthritis than Caucasians, according to new findings from UNC's long-running Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

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UNC study: Blacks just as likely as whites to have hip osteoarthritis

A new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that blacks are just as likely as whites to suffer from hip osteoarthritis, challenging accepted medical belief that blacks were somehow protected from this condition.

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UNC Lineberger launches 44 county study of breast cancer in black women

A new study seeking to improve scientists’ understanding of breast cancer, including why the disease’s fatality rate is higher in African-American women, is getting underway in 44 counties in North Carolina.

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