The May 21 edition of "Rex on Call" discussed how UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare work in partnership to care for cancer patients. UNC and Rex oncologists, plus a cancer survivor, answered questions about this valuable relationship and the benefits to Wake County patients.
Dr. Stuart Gold's patients describe him as both compassionate and weird. You'll have to watch the video to see what they mean by "weird." But in terms of compassion, Gold gives a lot of his time and energy outside of the clinic to promoting awareness of childhood cancer and raising much needed research funds.
Several UNC Health Care employees participated in the North Carolina Health Occupations Student Association's annual State Conference in March.
A new heart and a new kidney give a 28-year-old Wilson woman, unwell since age 7, a second chance at life. Crystal Sharpe becomes the 11th recipient of a heart and kidney transplant at UNC Hospitals.
Our real doctors, real people video about Dr. Deepak Raj Dugar won four bronze Telly Awards, and our Family House Diaries video about Ted and Mary Scercy won three bronze Telly Awards.
On Monday, May 16, 2011, UNC Health Care's Board of Directors adopted a resolution stating: "In our initial review of the correspondence received from WakeMed, this Board is of the preliminary opinion that it is not in the best interest of the citizens of the State or of Wake County for the Health Care System to sell its interest in Rex."
Dr. John Steege, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC and Director of the Division of Advanced Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain, is learning to use his skilled surgeon's hands in a different way: traditional woodworking.
Drag car racer Tommy Arthur was the picture of health until his kidneys began to shut down because of IgA kidney disease.
Suzi Lagina, a volunteer at SECU Family House, first noticed the house one day while she was out running. "I thought, 'Gee, I might be useful there,' " she recalls.
The life-threatening illnesses of their first-born children unite two couples in a friendship that each expects to bind them the rest of their days.
Dr. David Peden, a pediatrician at UNC who also does extensive research with the EPA, studying the effects of pollution on the human body, is not what you might typically think of when you imagine a judoka (a person who practices judo).
You, dear reader, are hereby asked to vote for our videos. In fact, you may vote as many times as you would like (where else can you do that without going to jail?) until Friday, April 22, and that's what we encourage you to do.
Staff from UNC Health Care's Nursing Diversity Council recently volunteered to support the UNC School of Medicine's Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP). The purpose of this student-run program is to connect with underrepresented minority high school students interested in pursuing careers in medicine.
Warm weather exercise alert: Ozone levels pose health risk even below current U.S. air safety standard
Researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill working with colleagues from the Environmental Protection Agency found that breathing a level of ozone at 0.06 parts per million (ppm), which is below the current U.S. standard of 0.075 ppm, can decrease lung function in healthy young adults.
An uncommon tumor and two co-existing conditions it triggered have given a 55-year-old Lenior, N.C., man a roller-coaster of a medical journey. He’s also gained a precious gift: more time with his grandson.
On March 9 the FDA approved Benlysta, the first new drug for lupus to be approved in more than 50 years.
Several UNC Health Care employees participated in Gravelly Hill Middle School's annual career day on March 4. They gave presentations and answered questions about their field, education and the wide range of careers available in health care.
Dr. James Howard, a neurologist at UNC for 33 years, picked up glass blowing after his wife gave him a free class to try it out. Ever since, he's been spending his Saturdays and Sundays in front of two, 2,000-degree ovens.
The care provided by UNC Health Care is not limited to patients who come to its hospitals. The physicians and medical staff also are dedicated to reaching out across the state to those who need medical education and care.
60-year-old Maxine Pender of Edgecombe County receives healthy stem cells from her older brother for a bone marrow transplant, the tried and true treatment for her type of leukemia.