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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 April 15, 2022.

Alcohol-associated liver disease mortality on rise, surged during pandemic – Dr. Sasha Deutsch-Link, Dr. Andrew Moon (Healio)

Having allergic asthma actually protects people from a severe case of COVID-19 – Dr. Camille Ehre (KDVR-TV)

Fire breaks out at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville, officials say – (Yahoo news)

Does Allergic Asthma Fend Off Severe COVID-19? It’s Complicated – Dr. Camille Ehre (Allergic Living Magazine)

Officials release cause of fire that forced the evacuation of patients in Hendersonville – Pardee Hospital (WLOS-TV)

Immunocompromised people concerned after transit mask mandate dropped – Dr. David Wohl (WTVD)

Is it Time for Reading Glasses? – Dr. Donald L. Budenz (Everyday Health)

What Is the Relationship Between GI Disorders and Eating Disorders? – Dr. Cynthia Bulik (Psychiatry Advisor)

How Wearing a Mask Can Help Protect You Even If No One Else Wears One – Dr. Emily Sickbert-Bennett (Time Magazine)

Another omicron variant is spreading — and already accounts for 1 in 5 US cases – Dr. Dirk Dittmer (

What Are Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Health Approaches? – Dr. Susan Gaylord (Everyday Health)

A victory off the field: UNC women’s soccer star’s campaign for recovery – Dr. Jeffery Spang (The Charlotte Post)

UNC Faculty Executive Committee talks BA.2 variant, Hussman inquiry – Joy Renner (The Daily Tar Heel)