June 16

Pictures on cigarette packs, warning of smoking dangers, increased quit attempts among smokers

Noel T. Brewer, PhD, and his UNC Lineberger colleagues report in JAMA Internal Medicine that attaching graphic warning images to cigarette packs increased smokers' attempts to quit.

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Nandita Mani to Direct UNC Health Sciences Library

Nandita Mani to Direct UNC Health Sciences Library

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries have announced the appointment of Nandita S. Mani, PhD, as director of the Health Sciences Library and Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences, effective July 1.

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Rivadeneira dedicates career to providing care that can change lives

Rivadeneira dedicates career to providing care that can change lives

Alfredo Rivadeneira, MD, rheumatologist at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center, and medical director, UNC Rheumatology Clinic, is literally “talking the talk,” ensuring Spanish-speaking patients receive high quality care, provided in their native language.

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The FIRST Program: Prepartion for Service

The FIRST Program: Prepartion for Service

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and Cristy will be talking with Thomas D'Angelo, Thane Campbell, Kyle Melvin, medical students in UNC School of Medicine's FIRST Program, and Erin Fraher, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Family Medicine, about "The FIRST Program: Preparation for Service."

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Dellon describes symptoms and treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis in new podcast

Dellon describes symptoms and treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis in new podcast

Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology, describes eosinophilic esophagitis, an allergic condition of the esophagus which causes a person to have trouble swallowing food, in this new podcast with Ron Falk, MD. In addition to describing the symptoms of this condition, how it is diagnosed, and how it can be treated, Dellon and Falk also talk about the risk factors for EoE and why the incidence of this condition is increasing.

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Two-year UNC Clinical Trial Shows Significant Impact of BPH Treatment

Two-year UNC Clinical Trial Shows Significant Impact of BPH Treatment

In July of 2014, UNC began recruiting patients for a two-year clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of prostatic artery embolization (PAE) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. PAE is an interventional radiology procedure that offers patients an alternative to more invasive surgical treatments. One of the trial's participants is Larry Sago, who dealt with the effects of benign prostatic hyperplasia – also referred to as an enlarged prostate – for years.

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