Women's Health

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

Viagra for women? Drug developed as antidepressant effective in treating low libido

Pooled results from three separate clinical trials of flibanserin, a drug originally created as an antidepressant, show it is effective in treating women with acquired hypoactive sexual desire disorder. These trials were the first ever to test a therapy that works at the level of the brain to enhance libido in women reporting low sexual desire.

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Viagra for women? Drug developed as antidepressant effective in treating low libido

Pooled results from three separate clinical trials of flibanserin, a drug originally created as an antidepressant, show it is effective in treating women with acquired hypoactive sexual desire disorder. These trials were the first ever to test a therapy that works at the level of the brain to enhance libido in women reporting low sexual desire.

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation funds four at UNC Lineberger

Four faculty members from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded yearlong grants from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation funds four at UNC Lineberger

Four faculty members from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded yearlong grants from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

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Susan Killenberg joins "Here's to Your Health"

Dr. Susan Killenberg joins "Here's to Your Health" to discuss depression and anxiety in pregnancy and postpartum. You can tune in Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Monday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on WCHL 1360 AM.

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Susan Killenberg joins "Here's to Your Health"

Dr. Susan Killenberg joins "Here's to Your Health" to discuss depression and anxiety in pregnancy and postpartum. You can tune in Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Monday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on WCHL 1360 AM.

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VIDEO: M.S. Society Benefit Friday, Oct. 30

Roll the dice and celebrate Halloween in black tie while raising money for the Physical Therapy MS Scholarship Fund at UNC Chapel Hill. The Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has teamed up with the UNC-Chapel Hill Division of Physical Therapy to establish the Physical Therapy MS Curriculum and Scholarship Fund.

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VIDEO: M.S. Society Benefit Friday, Oct. 30

Roll the dice and celebrate Halloween in black tie while raising money for the Physical Therapy MS Scholarship Fund at UNC Chapel Hill. The Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has teamed up with the UNC-Chapel Hill Division of Physical Therapy to establish the Physical Therapy MS Curriculum and Scholarship Fund.

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UNC Division of Midwifery celebrates 10 years of service at UNC Hospitals

The UNC Division of Midwifery is celebrating ten years of service at UNC Hospitals this week. Since its initiation in 1999, when the service began with only one nurse-midwife who assisted in 78 births, it has grown close to 750 percent. Last year, the service assisted in 583 deliveries.

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UNC Division of Midwifery celebrates 10 years of service at UNC Hospitals

The UNC Division of Midwifery is celebrating ten years of service at UNC Hospitals this week. Since its initiation in 1999, when the service began with only one nurse-midwife who assisted in 78 births, it has grown close to 750 percent. Last year, the service assisted in 583 deliveries.

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VIDEO: Women urged to take charge of their eye health

UNC ophthalmologist Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hartnett is among experts who urge women to take charge of their eye health. "Three quarters of visual impairment is preventable or correctable. Women spend so much time caring for others, it's time we care for ourselves, beginning with our eye health."

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VIDEO: Women urged to take charge of their eye health

UNC ophthalmologist Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hartnett is among experts who urge women to take charge of their eye health. "Three quarters of visual impairment is preventable or correctable. Women spend so much time caring for others, it's time we care for ourselves, beginning with our eye health."

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Turn the Towns Pink to Support Cancer Patients and Families

Businesses in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro will help Turn the Towns Pink in October as they partner with UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center for a month-long promotion to raise funds for the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) at the new N.C. Cancer Hospital. The observance kicks off on Friday, October 2 at the Carolina Inn’s “Fridays on the Front Porch.”

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Turn the Towns Pink to Support Cancer Patients and Families

Businesses in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro will help Turn the Towns Pink in October as they partner with UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center for a month-long promotion to raise funds for the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) at the new N.C. Cancer Hospital. The observance kicks off on Friday, October 2 at the Carolina Inn’s “Fridays on the Front Porch.”

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Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Class

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, SAFE instructors will teach an introduction to self-defense class for women at the UNC Wellness Center from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

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Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Class

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, SAFE instructors will teach an introduction to self-defense class for women at the UNC Wellness Center from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

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VIDEO: Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes reduces serious birthing problems

"This study is important because it clearly indicates the value to mothers and their newborns of screening for and treatment of diabetes-like conditions provoked by pregnancy,” said John M. Thorp, MD, McAllister distinguished professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine and a co-author of the study.

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VIDEO: Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes reduces serious birthing problems

"This study is important because it clearly indicates the value to mothers and their newborns of screening for and treatment of diabetes-like conditions provoked by pregnancy,” said John M. Thorp, MD, McAllister distinguished professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine and a co-author of the study.

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