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The below clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets, which featured UNC School of Medicine faculty during the past week, starting Friday October 1, 2021.

August brings highest number of COVID deaths yet among pregnant women – Dr. Lisa Rahangdale (WRAL)

CDC issues urgent health advisory to increase vaccinations among pregnant people – Dr. Lisa Rahangdale (WTVD)

Christopher D. Hobday, MD, FACOG, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist with Houston Methodist Hospital – Dr. Christopher Hobday (MarketWatch)

Delta variant, rising hospitalizations among major reasons for recent vaccinations, KFF report says – Dr. David Wohl (WTVD)

Ask an expert: Should I get a flu shot if I’m getting a COVID vaccine booster? – Dr. Anita Skariah (Waukesha Freeman)

Increased demand for COVID-19 testing swamps NC pediatricians – Dr. Ed Pickens (NC Policy Watch)

NIH Funds Next Phase of ClinGen Consortium’s Work – Dr. Jonathan Berg (Healthcare Innovation)

Carolina research leads to experimental pill to treat COVID-19 – Dr. William Fischer (UNC News)

Governor Cooper Announces Appointments to State Boards and Commissions – Dr. Kimberly Grigsby-Sessoms (Governor Roy Cooper)

Gas-related bowel symptoms affect almost all adults and are associated with psychological distress – Dr. Olafur Palsson (Florida News Times Today)

Adding Long-Acting Injectable Options for HIV Management – Dr. David Wohl (

Gas-related symptoms, experienced by 80% of adults, negatively affect quality of life – Dr. Olafur S. Palsson (Healio)

Aziz Sancar: Turkish Nobel laureate for science – Dr. Aziz Sancar (Daily Sabah)

Skinny Genes: Could Heredity Raise Your Vulnerability to ‘Be-Thin’ Pressure? – Dr. Cynthia Bulik (MedicineNet)

Carolina Research Leads to Effective Experimental Pill to Treat COVID-19 – Dr. William Fischer (ChatSports)

Snake Appears on Woman’s Car Dashboard While She’s Driving – Gail E. Henderson (Newsweek)

NIH director Francis Collins – a UNC-CH graduate – is stepping down – Dr. Francis Collins (WRAL Tech Wire)

12-year-old getting treatment at UNC has been dealing with COVID effects for more than a year – Dr. John Baratta (WTVD)

Fact-check: NC lawmaker ‘flat-out wrong’ about COVID vaccines –  Dr. Alexa Mieses Malchuk (

Microneedle Vaccination Patches Outshine the COVID Jabs – Dr. Joseph M. DeSimone (Medindia)

NC begins reporting COVID reinfections, but overall number of cases continues to slide – Dr. David Wohl (The News & Observer)

Why it seems like doctors are split on extra COVID-19 vaccine doses – Dr. David Weber (

Triangle psychologists urge parents to limit children’s time on social media – Dr. Samantha Pflum (WTVD)

Can the Death Rattle Be Silenced? – Dr. Jared R. Lowe, Dr. Laura C. Hanson

Respiratory Care Currents – Dr. Mehmet Kesimer (AARC Times)