Feb. 4 - 8, 2013

National Coverage

'American Sniper' Chris Kyle shot dead in a post-combat world

The Los Angeles Times

...A recent sampling of 1,388 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine reported that one-third had shown aggression toward others in the past year, with 11% reporting they'd used or threatened to use a knife or gun against another person, gotten into a fight with someone or tried to rape someone. PTSD, homelessness, substance abuse and joblessness were listed as risk factors.

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Local Coverage

UNC Health Care Wellness Center reaches for Cary market

Cary News

The huge building under construction in northwestern Cary looks like a hospital, with its brickwork, curves and archways.

But you won’t necessarily come here when you’re sick.

The 60,000-square-foot UNC Health Care Wellness Center, scheduled to open this summer, is part of the new frontier of preventative care. Something between a YMCA and a rehabilitation center, the new building hosts multiple pools, a climbing wall, a gym and a host of medical programs near the intersection of O’Kelly Chapel Road and Green Level Church Road.

 

Town wellness program a win-win (Opinion-Editorial Column)

The Chapel Hill News

...Chapel Hill Wellness@Work was recently named one of the Triangle’s Healthiest Employers by the Triangle Business Journal. It was established in 2011 through a collaborative partnership between the town and UNC Health Care’s Department of Family Medicine. The umbrella program, Wellness@Work, is a program designed and delivered by UNC Family Medicine to provide comprehensive programs that lead to less absenteeism, lower health care costs, and higher productivity. (Donna L. Parker, MPH, is the director of communications at the UNC Department of Family Medicine.)

 

Die-Hard Tar Heel

Chapel Hill Magazine

As he slipped into unconsciousness at Alamance Regional Medical Center, dyed-in-the-wool Tar Heel Lee Conner told a friend, “Take me to Chapel Hill.”

“I don’t think I said don’t take me to Duke, but that was the implication,” Conner said Saturday from UNC Hospitals.

The 38-year-old Burlington attorney can joke now, but he’s lucky to be here, and he knows it.

 

Making health care work: Local practitioners’ quest for practical medicine

Mountain Xpress

Dr. Brian Lewis sees the crumbling divide between traditional and so-called “alternative” therapies as simply medicine returning to its roots. Back in the day, he maintains, doctors really knew their patients and served their communities as sources of sound advice.

Lewis and Dr. Chad Krisel operate Integrative Family Medicine on Depot Street. “We aim to spend more time with patients, to look at their whole life, to look at their perceived obstacles to health as well as their actual obstacles,” Lewis explains.

…A graduate of the UNC School of Medicine, Lewis has studied Tibetan health practices in Asia and Chinese medicine at UCLA. He worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer and co-founded the integrative medicine student group at UNC-Chapel Hill before making his way to Asheville in 2006.

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