Women's Health

The latest women's health news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Several UNC faculty published in JAMA theme issue on HIV/AIDS

Several members of the UNC School of Medicine faculty had articles published in the Journal of the American Medical Association's (JAMA) July 23/30, 2014, HIV/AIDS theme issue.

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Dr. Jeff Wilkinson to participate in Twitter chat on obstetric fistula

Dr. Jeff Wilkinson to participate in Twitter chat on obstetric fistula

The 2nd annual International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is Friday, May 23. Johnson & Johnson Global Health is hosting a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. tomorrow to #EndFistula. UNC's Jeff Wilkinson, MD, and his collaborators at the Freedom From Fistula Foundation, will participate in the chat, along with the Global Fund for Women, the Global Moms Challenge, and others. Join the conversation!

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UNC Horizons Program featured in 2014 Child Fatality Task Force Annual Report

UNC Horizons Program featured in 2014 Child Fatality Task Force Annual Report

The recommendations of the Task Force cover a broad spectrum of causes of child death, including infant mortality, violence and unintentional injury. Since two-thirds of all child deaths are to babies before their first birthdays, the CFTF has a number of recommendations to promote healthy birth outcomes. UNC Horizons is a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program for NC pregnant and/or parenting women and their children.

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Breast-feeding still a challenge for NC moms

Breast-feeding still a challenge for NC moms

UNC report card finds majority of women who do not breastfeed cite personal preference

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NC moms-to-be seeking more care

NC moms-to-be seeking more care

UNC report card finds positive data on perinatal care

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Solving Cancer’s Secrets

Solving Cancer’s Secrets

Five questions for Chuck Perou, PhD, a UNC geneticist on the hunt for better treatments for the most deadly form of breast cancer

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UNC’s Wilkinson featured on Public Radio International

UNC OB-GYN Jeff Wilkinson was recently featured on the Public Radio International series "The Ninth Month" for his work surgically repairing fistula in Malawi.

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FirstHealth to partner with UNC to offer Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program

FirstHealth to partner with UNC to offer Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program

A partnership between FirstHealth of the Carolinas and the UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology will give women in the mid-Carolinas convenient local access to a wider variety of specialty services related to high-risk pregnancy. Read the full story from The Pilot.

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Conquering Chromatin

Conquering Chromatin

Five questions for Greg Wang, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow searching for better ways to shut down cancer cells.

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The Maternal Bond

The Maternal Bond

Five questions for Alison Stuebe, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who studies the links between breastfeeding and maternal health, including the reduction of breast cancer rates.

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UNC receives $8 million grant to improve safe motherhood in Malawi

UNC receives $8 million grant to improve safe motherhood in Malawi

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve maternal and infant health and save the lives of mothers and infants in Malawi by strengthening the President’s Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI).

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Meeting Breastfeeding Goals: Good For Baby and Mom

Meeting Breastfeeding Goals: Good For Baby and Mom

Alison Stuebe, MD, co-authored an article in the June 2013 edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology entitled, "Cost Analysis of Maternal Disease Associated With Suboptimal Breastfeeding." The article demonstrates that suboptimal breastfeeding rates in the U.S. are harmful to women's health.

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UNC Fetal Care Program featured on WRAL

WRAL recently aired a segment on two surgeries that were performed at UNC Hospitals on babies during the time of c-section. UNC and Vanderbilt are the only hospitals in the Southeast to perform this procedure.

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Is there a link between postpartum depression and the "love hormone"?

Is there a link between postpartum depression and the "love hormone"?

UNC researchers are launching a 5-year study aimed at understanding the role of oxytocin in postpartum depression and bonding between mothers and babies.

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UNC OB-GYN | February 2013 Highlights & Honors

UNC OB-GYN | February 2013 Highlights & Honors

Every month, UNC OB-GYN gathers and shares their presentations, awards and/or noteworthy events. Take a look at this month's collection.

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