Women's Health

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

A miracle for the Millers

A miracle for the Millers

As survivability of many cancers increases, so does the opportunity to help survivors live the lives they’d imagined. Manda Miller thought bouts of Hodgkins Lymphoma at 19 and 27 had taken her chance to have children, but Jennifer Mersereau, MD, at UNC Fertility offered an innovative option for the Millers' miracle baby — a donor egg.

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Study demonstrates positive impact of azithromycin prior to cesarean delivery

Kim Boggess, MD, professor of maternal-fetal medicine, and fellow investigators of the Cesarean Section Optimal Antibiotic Prophylaxis (C/SOAP) study, have discovered that administering the antibiotic, azithromycin, alongside the standard recommended antibiotic regimen, cefazolin, reduces infection rates by 50 percent for women who have a non-elective cesarean delivery.

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 ACNM names UNC Midwives a Triple Aim practice

ACNM names UNC Midwives a Triple Aim practice

This is the second consecutive year UNC Midwives has received this designation.

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UNC researchers awarded pilot grants for Zika research

UNC researchers awarded pilot grants for Zika research

UNC investigators will study diagnostics, transmission, and neurological effects of Zika, which has been reported in 62 countries and territories.

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 N.C. Women’s Hospital recognized for excellence in infant safe sleep practices

N.C. Women’s Hospital recognized for excellence in infant safe sleep practices

The purpose of the award is to recognize hospitals that are proven leaders in infant safe sleep policy, practice and education.

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Bioethicists Will Explore the Issues and Lessons of the Zika Crisis

Bioethicists Will Explore the Issues and Lessons of the Zika Crisis

With new funding from the Wellcome Trust, an interdisciplinary team of scholars will focus on issues of ethics and research in pregnancy and women of reproductive age, beginning with the current Zika context and later expanding to general public health research. Anne Lyerly, MD, Associate Director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, is co-principal investigator of the project.

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Novel iPhone Study  to Investigate Genetic Risks of Postpartum Depression

Novel iPhone Study to Investigate Genetic Risks of Postpartum Depression

Genetics ResearchKit study invites women to provide DNA samples to help researchers analyze genomic signature of postpartum depression.

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UNC Hospitals’ care earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency for Five Service Lines

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina ranked UNC Hospitals’ bariatric surgery, cardiac care, knee & hip replacement, spine surgery, maternity and complex & rare cancer service lines highly as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program

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UNC approved for a $248,594 award from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

UNC approved for a $248,594 award from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

The goal of the award is to bring mothers and providers together to address unmet health care needs during the “fourth trimester.”

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Volunteer doulas and UNC students partner on better births

An APPLES service-learning class at Carolina partners with volunteer doulas at N.C. Women's Hospital to enhance students' educational experiences and better serve women delivering babies at UNC.

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 Sharing skills to save more lives

Sharing skills to save more lives

With only one physician in Malawi trained to perform the surgical procedure required to treat cervical cancer - radical hysterectomy - women died in large numbers from the disease. Two UNC OB-GYNs came up with a way to change that.

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Top Gynecologists Oppose FDA Ruling on Minimally Invasive Procedures for Uterine Fibroids

Top Gynecologists Oppose FDA Ruling on Minimally Invasive Procedures for Uterine Fibroids

Two UNC physicians have joined other leading experts across the country in asking the Food and Drug Administration to rescind or revise its decision.

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Honoring Eason

Honoring Eason

In 2013, Debbi and Walt Clarke experienced the unimaginable loss of their third child, Eason, who was stillborn at 37 weeks. To honor Eason, the Clarkes recently donated two CuddleCots to the North Carolina Women’s Hospital to help families who suffer similar losses, making the hospital the first in North Carolina to offer them to families.

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UNC GYN: Surgical Excellence

UNC GYN: Surgical Excellence

In the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Hospitals, UNC Hospitals was nationally ranked in five of the 16 specialties. In this series, we profile these specialties to learn more about what makes them so outstanding.

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Serving the Underserved in Honduras

Serving the Underserved in Honduras

Summer 2015 marked the twelfth annual community health clinic led by the Honduran Health Alliance, a UNC School of Medicine student-led group that provides critical health services for Honduran women, clinical education for UNC medical learners, and experiences that inform the careers of future doctors.

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Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medical Residency Programs'

Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medical Residency Programs'

UNC’s obstetrics and gynecology residency was ranked No. 5 nationwide and No. 1 in the South, and UNC's family medicine residency was ranked No. 7 nationwide. In addition, 11 UNC programs were named among the Top Residencies of the South.

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