Family Medicine

The latest news from the Department of Family Medicine at UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Diet sodas - Good or bad?

Looking at the ingredients label on a diet soda raises questions: What the heck is glycerol ester of wood rosin? Brominated vegetable oil? Phenylketonurics? More importantly, are diet sodas and these ingredients unhealthy? Susannah Southern, an outpatient dietitian in UNC’s Department of Family Medicine, walks us through the basics.

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Ewend joins YOUR HEALTH radio

This weekend, Matt Ewend, MD, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, will join YOUR HEALTH Radio to talk about the treatment of brain cancer. This is the second in a four part series on cancer care.

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Marks joins YOUR HEALTH radio

This weekend, Dr. Larry Marks, Chief of the UNC Department of Radiation Oncology, will join YOUR HEALTH Radio to talk about the use of radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer. This is the first in a four-part series on cancer care.

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Corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide, UNC studies find

Corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide, UNC studies find

Three studies led by UNC researchers find that spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the U.S. and worldwide, despite bans in 24 countries.

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Rimer joins YOUR HEALTH radio

This week, Dr. Barbara Rimer, Dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, joins YOUR HEALTH to talk about innovations in public health.

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Ariely joins YOUR HEALTH radio

Dr. Dan Ariely will join YOUR HEALTH radio this weekend to discuss his latest book, The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home.

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Grundy joins Your Health radio

Dr. Paul Grundy, Global Director of Healthcare Transformation at IBM will join Your Health radio this weekend to discuss this topic: Transforming the Healthcare Industry, Patient Centered Medical Home.

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New Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship accepting applications at UNC

New Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship accepting applications at UNC

The UNC School of Medicine has a newly accredited Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship that was established to educate family medicine physicians in the field of sports medicine.

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Sloane, Zimmerman join YOUR HEALTH radio

Dr. Phil Sloane, UNC Department of Family Medicine and Dr. Sheryl Zimmerman, UNC School of Social Work, will join YOUR HEALTH radio this weekend to discuss Nursing Homes & Assisted Living.

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Sonis joins YOUR HEALTH this weekend

Sonis joins YOUR HEALTH this weekend

This week on YOUR HEALTH radio, Dr. Jeffrey Sonis of the UNC Departments of Family Medicine and Social Medicine will discuss trauma following war and disaster.

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UNC study: North Carolina leads nation in number of tobacco-free college campus policies

The study, published in the journal Tobacco Control, found that in the first four years of the North Carolina Tobacco-Free Colleges Initiative, 33 college campuses in North Carolina adopted tobacco-free policies, which prevent tobacco use to the maximum extent allowed by law.

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'Here's to your Health' now 'YOUR HEALTH' radio

The Department of Family Medicine's "Here’s to Your Health" radio show has a new and shortened name: "YOUR HEALTH Radio!" The show now focuses even more on what we can do to empower you!

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Newton is elected chair of American Board of Family Medicine

Newton is elected chair of American Board of Family Medicine

Dr. Warren P. Newton, chair of UNC's Department of Family Medicine and executive associate dean for medical education at UNC’s School of Medicine, has been elected chair of the American Board of Family Medicine.

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Turning doctors into leaders

Turning doctors into leaders

The UNC Department of Family Medicine was recently ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its annual survey of medical schools. It was the highest ranked Family Medicine department in the eastern United States.

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Turning doctors into leaders

Turning doctors into leaders

The UNC Department of Family Medicine was recently ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its annual survey of medical schools. It was the highest ranked Family Medicine department in the eastern United States.

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Newton elected chair of American Board of Family Medicine

Newton elected chair of American Board of Family Medicine

Warren Newton, MD, MPH, Chair of Family Medicine and Executive Associate Dean of Medical Education at UNC School of Medicine, was just elected chair of the American Board of Family Medicine.

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Newton elected as chair-elect of American Board of Family Medicine

Newton elected as chair-elect of American Board of Family Medicine

Warren Newton, MD, MPH, Chair of Family Medicine and Executive Associate Dean of Medical Education at UNC School of Medicine, was just elected chair of the American Board of Family Medicine.

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Newton elected chair of American Board of Family Medicine

Newton elected chair of American Board of Family Medicine

Warren Newton, MD, MPH, Chair of Family Medicine and Executive Associate Dean of Medical Education at UNC School of Medicine, was just elected chair of the American Board of Family Medicine.

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Spring fever blossoms in warm weather – but is it a real ailment?

Two University of North Carolina medical professionals explain the “spring fever” phenomenon and how seasons affect our mood.

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Dr. Suzanne Havala Hobbs joins "Here's to Your Health"

This weekend, Dr. Suzanne Havala Hobbs joins "Here's to Your Health" to discuss the benefits of a vegetarian diet. Please tune in to WCHL 1360 AM either Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Monday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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