UNC Health Currents

UNC Health Currents is our blog, which formerly was housed at http://unchealthcare.wordpress.com/. In July 2011, we transitioned Health Currents from WordPress to this site.

Serious illness can be a great teacher

Serious illness can be a great teacher

Elizabeth Swaringen, who writes our Family House Diaries stories, shares additional insights about the couple featured in the latest installment.

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Salts of the earth

Salts of the earth

Elizabeth Swaringen, who writes our Family House Diaries stories, shares additional insights about the couple featured in the latest installment.

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Calmness amidst the storm

Elizabeth Swaringen, who writes our Family House Diaries stories, shares additional insights about the man who is featured in the latest installment.

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No act of kindness is ever wasted

No act of kindness is ever wasted

Elizabeth Swaringen, who writes our Family House Diaries stories, shares additional insights about the woman who is featured in the latest installment.

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Ann Hartline: Cancer isn't all she is

Ann Hartline: Cancer isn't all she is

Justin Cook, the videographer behind this month's Family House Diaries story, shares his thoughts about the patient featured in his video.

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A second chance for Jakeina

A second chance for Jakeina

UNC heart surgeon Dr. Andy Kiser reflects on the remarkable story of one of his patients, Jakeina Sutton of Rose Hill, N.C., a 16-year-old who recently received a heart and kidney transplant. For Jakeina, this was her second heart transplant.

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real doctors, real people - Ian Udell

real doctors, real people - Ian Udell

Dr. Ian Udell, a resident in urologic surgery at UNC Hospitals, is also a highly accomplished wakeboarder who is sponsored by O'Brien Watersports.

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A piece of history (and research) goes up

A piece of history (and research) goes up

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.

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