Stephanie Crayton of UNC Health Care's News Team shares her thoughts, in words and video, after witnessing the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. On board the shuttle were a group of 30 mice being sent into space as part of a UNC-led study of an experimental treatment for bone loss.
Researchers in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/North Carolina State University joint biomedical engineering department will be at the Kennedy Space Center for the last space shuttle launch of the NASA program as Atlantis departs for its final mission into Earth’s orbit.
Once again, UNC Health Care is supporting Harris Teeter's annual Pies for Troops campaign. Pies will be on sale at the Farmers Market in the NC Children's Hospital lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22.
Rex Healthcare is excited to announce the premier of new commercials - A Brand New Day! The commercials 'star' Rex patients who share their inspiring stories.
Blazing temperatures can bring on serious illness if you're not careful. Dr. Abhi Mehrotra, an emergency physician at UNC Hospitals, offers tips on protecting yourself and your family against extreme heat.
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.