Women's Health

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

VIDEO: Ovarian cancer screening recommended only for women in high-risk groups

In an article published in the July 9, 2009, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, UNC's Dr. Daniel Clarke-Pearson reviews the current state of ovarian cancer screening and explains why it should be limited to women with indicators suggesting they are at high risk.

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VIDEO: Ovarian cancer screening recommended only for women in high-risk groups

In an article published in the July 9, 2009, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, UNC's Dr. Daniel Clarke-Pearson reviews the current state of ovarian cancer screening and explains why it should be limited to women with indicators suggesting they are at high risk.

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Breastfeeding has twice the benefit of bottle feeding, UNC research shows

There’s plenty of research showing how babies benefit from breastfeeding. But there’s mounting evidence that nursing benefits mothers, too, says Dr. Alison Stuebe.

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New genomic test may guide breast cancer treatment choices

Scientists at UNC have developed a new genomic test designed to help clinicians predict which breast cancer patients are most likely to survive the disease and which treatments may be most effective in increasing those chances of survival.

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Rockin in a cancer-free world

Drs. John Boggess and John Soper are raising awareness of gynecologic cancers with their band N.E.D.

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 Babies delivered by C-section before 39 weeks more likely to have serious health problems

Babies delivered by C-section before 39 weeks more likely to have serious health problems

A new study conducted in part at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that babies delivered by elective Caesarean section before 39 weeks of pregnancy, to mothers who previously had an elective C-section, are much more likely to have serious health problems than newborns delivered under the same circumstances at 39 weeks.

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Bullard, Meltzer-Brody on WUNC's "The State of Things"

Discussion focuses on motherhood, mental health, and UNC's new six-bed unit for postpartum depression. The unit is the first of its kind in the country.

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Largest studies of robotic-assisted surgery for gynecologic procedures find fewer complications

Since 2000, hundreds of hospitals worldwide have used robotic surgical systems to equip surgeons with enhanced vision and dexterity when performing minimally invasive procedures.

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UNC Lineberger launches 44 county study of breast cancer in black women

A new study seeking to improve scientists’ understanding of breast cancer, including why the disease’s fatality rate is higher in African-American women, is getting underway in 44 counties in North Carolina.

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Horizons progam assists women in need

Recently featured in the Chapel Hill News, Horizons helps women with addictions to learn the skills they need to rebuild their lives.

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