Peter C. Agre, MD, Daniel L. Crocker, MD, and Robert N. Golden, MD, received the Distinguished Medical Alumni Awards. North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight received the Distinguished Service award.
Physicians usually ask children to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine shows that this may not always be necessary.
These results, from the first longitudinal brain imaging studies of children with Fragile X Syndrome, were published online in this week’s early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
In 1945 Vietnam had 47 hospitals with a total of 3,000 beds, and it had just one physician for every 180,000 persons. Since the Vietnam War, health-care has come second to jump-starting the economy. Though it has vastly improved in the past few decades, the country still faces a long road ahead.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have identified a molecular marker of pancreatic cancer that may help spot the disease at its earliest stages, when it can be treated more successfully with surgery.
For the last 13 years Brent Senior, M.D., an ENT Surgeon at UNC Hospitals, has been participating in medical missions to Vietnam.
A simple number on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper doesn’t necessarily mean anything. But for the Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) at UNC Hospitals, that number meant a great deal. The number, which ultimately grew to more than 450, was tacked on the wall in the NSICU break room and marked the number of days on the unit without a catheter-associated bloodstream infection (CA-BSI). The infection-free streak and the work put in by the NSICU team in the past several years also led to nationwide recognition.
Please read the following memos: CMS-mandated changes in HIV antibody test orders, New Test: CYP2C19 genotyping to detect resistance to clopidogrel, and New Interpretive Comments Associated with the TDx FLM Assay.
UNC Health Care's Farmer's Market returned May 5 and will continue each Wednesday throughout the summer from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the N.C. Cancer Hospital courtyard.
Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 6, the Transplant Unit now located on 5 East will move to the newly renovated space on 5 West. On May 7, renovations will begin to 5 East. Due to the location of these renovations on 5 East, contractors must block the walkways on 5 East that connect the Bedtower, Patient Support Tower (PST), and Anderson Pavilion.
UNC Health Care would like to wish all mothers a happy Mother's Day. May your day be filled with joy and may you be surrounded by all that you love and all who love you.
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A pathology test may help doctors distinguish between two separate but overlapping esophageal disorders that require different courses of treatment, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The event will take place on June 4, from 1 - 5 p.m. in Bondurant Hall, room G100. The keynote lecture will be given by Randall Braddom, MD, MS, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, Red Bank, NJ, and the afternoon will include several other research presentations.
The study found that 18 percent of IBS patients surveyed reported they were currently using narcotics. These patients reported more abdominal pain, poorer health quality, more IBS-related limitations, more hospitalizations and surgeries, and that they were more likely to use antidepressants and antacid medications.
A new $10 million grant will help researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University collaborate with health-care practitioners and community leaders in Lenoir County to tackle heart disease, the county’s leading cause of death.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Award.
The presenter is Dr. Patricia Gregory, Clinical Associate Professor, UNC Department Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This seminar is the last in the Health Disparities Seminar Series.
On May 6, the 8-bed Neurosurgery ICU is expanding to become the 16-bed Neuroscience ICU (NSICU). The unit is expanding on 2 Anderson and incorporating a new, dynamic interdisciplinary team. This is an exciting time for us as NSICU begins providing comprehensive Neuro-specialty care.
Through Saturday, May 8, UNC Public Safety is increasing the number of reserved 30-minute loading spaces for student move-out. In some locations, that means asking permit holders to move completely from the lots. The increase occurs each year in order to provide as many close-proximity loading spaces as possible for each residence hall.
The deadline to join UNC Health Care's team for the Komen Race for the Cure is Friday, May 14.
The UNC Department of Family Medicine was recently ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its annual survey of medical schools. It was the highest ranked Family Medicine department in the eastern United States.
Weight Watchers at Work at is starting up again May 19! Join us for a free "Open House" meeting on Wednesday, May 12 from 1 - 1:30 p.m.