Vital Signs - August 7, 2009

UNC researchers decode structure of an entire HIV genome
The structure of an entire HIV genome has been decoded for the first time by researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill. The results have widespread implications for understanding the strategies that viruses, like the one that causes AIDS, use to infect humans.
Video: Khmer Rouge trials offer baseline study for mental health impact to a society of war crimes tribunal
As leaders of the former Khmer Rouge regime testify in a human rights tribunal, in harrowing detail, for the killing of more than a million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979 a central medical question remains unanswered: will the trials help a society heal or exacerbate the lingering effects of widespread trauma?
Groundbreaking study shows exercise benefits leukemia patients
A new study from UNC-Chapel Hill suggests that exercise may be an effective way to combat the debilitating fatigue that leukemia patients experience.
Video: More than 2,500 visit N.C. Cancer Hospital
More than 2,500 employees visited the new N.C. Cancer Hospital Friday, July 31, during the Employee Open House. Watch the video to see the reactions of just a few of the visitors.
Video: N.C. Cancer Hospital - Then and Now with Dr. Julian Rosenman
As we prepare for the opening of the N.C. Cancer Hospital, this video provides a look at cancer care at UNC then, now and into the future from Dr. Julian Rosenman, professor of radiation oncology.
Hot Topic: Who suffers the most in summer heat?
With higher temperatures comes higher risk of heat-related conditions like sunburn, cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
Chancellor Holden Thorp names Dean Bill Roper as chair of the 2009 State Employees Combined Campaign.
The campaign will kick off on Monday, Sept. 28 in the Great Hall of the FPG Student Union from 12 - 2 p.m.
2009 Commitment to Caring Quality Expo
Calling all quality heroes! The annual Quality Expo will be held from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the N.C. Children’s Hospital Lobby. Show us what your unit or team has done this year to improve the quality of care and services at UNC Health Care by sharing your success in a poster.
Dr. Anthony Fleg joins 'Here's to Your Health' August 8
This weekend, Dr. Anthony Fleg joins the Family Medicine radio show to discuss health issues facing Native Americans.
The Weigh to Wellness
The UNC Wellness Center is determined to help you achieve new heights of wellness through a goal oriented 12-week program of exercise, nutrition education and lifestyle modification.
Request for Applications for 2009 Community-Academic Partnership Grant
Sponsored by the North Carolina TraCS Institute
Treasure market to benefit UNC Hospice
Do you enjoy discovering treasures at local markets, on ebay, or at yard sales? Then mark your calendars for this amazing event to benefit UNC Hospice.
Register for Mind-Body Skills sessions
Vera Moura, M.D., will teach three-month courses of Mind-Body Skills tailored specifically to health-care professionals and for the general public. Attendance requires an interview with Dr. Moura; each group is limited to eight participants.
NC Cardiovascular Update 2009
The Department of Medicine and Division of Cardiology present the NC Cardiovascular Update 2009, on Sept. 25-26 at the Friday Center.
Fifth Annual UNC Conference on Eating Disorders: Tools for the Management of Eating Disorders and Obesity in Your Practice and the Schools
The conference will be held on Saturday, Oct.17, at the Friday Center.
AWARE for All The Triangle
UNC-Chapel Hill helps sponsor Aware for All on Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at North Carolina Central University's School of Education. AWARE for All is an educational program that is free and open to the public for the purpose of providing education to help people make informed decisions about clinical research participation.
2009 Triangle Metro Heart Walk
The 2009 Triangle Metro Heart Walk will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27, at the RBC Center.
The Society for Acupuncture Research seeks abstracts for their 2010 conference
The Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR), in which Dr. Jongbae J. Park, a faculty member of the Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, serves as a Board of Directors, invites researchers and practitioners to submit abstracts to their 2010 Conference by August 1, 2009, and register to attend