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Black, white men view impacts of prostate cancer treatment differently, study finds
UNC Lineberger researchers led by Ronald C. Chen surveyed 1,171 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in North Carolina, finding that while both white and black men were concerned about curing their cancer and the quality-of-life impacts of treatment, more black men considered other social and personal factors -- such as recovery time and cost -- to be very important in their treatment decision-making.
Located in News / 2017 / June
Blue Cross NC, UNC Health Alliance agreement lowers Triangle ACA rates by more than 21 percent
Plans will cost $140 less per month on average before subsidies. New agreement means $200 million reduction in healthcare costs for 2019 in Triangle. Statewide, Blue Cross NC is lowering ACA rates by an average of 4.1 percent.
Located in News / 2018 / August
Blue Cross NC, UNC Health Care to Lower Triangle ACA Rates by Additional 4.5% for 2020
Over the past two years, Triangle rate decreases have totaled more than 25%
Located in News / 2019 / August
Blue Cross NC, UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborate to Expand Rural Primary Care
Blue Cross NC to invest $800,000 in a new UNC-Chapel Hill program that improves access to care, education and employment opportunities throughout Rockingham County.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms, Restores Brain Waves in Clinical Study
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Flavio Frohlich, PhD, are the first to use transcranial alternating current brain stimulation (tACS) to significantly reduce symptoms in people diagnosed with major depression.
Located in News / 2019 / March
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Provides $1.7 million grant to UNC School of Medicine to fund program streamlining Afib care & education for underserved populations
Atrial fibrillation hospitalizations reduced by 30 percentage points in first year of program.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Can Genetic Therapy Help Kids with Angelman Syndrome Overcome Seizures?
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Ben Philpot, PhD, discovered key details for how a deficiency in the gene UBE3A affects the brain and how replacing it could benefit children with the neuro-genetic disorder.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting Harm to Lungs?
UNC School of Medicine and Duke University researchers, led by Brian Button, PhD, show why coughing can’t force mucus free from airways to help people battle cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis, and how new treatments could alter mucus to make coughing more therapeutic.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?
UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Juan Song, PhD, and colleagues show how specific brain cells communicate with adult neural stem cells, a discovery that could open new investigations into potential treatments for some neurological disorders and brain injuries.
Located in News / 2018 / July
Can Stimulating the Brain Treat Chronic Pain?
Neuroscientists and chronic pain experts at the UNC School of Medicine used a weak alternating current of electricity to target a specific part of the brain and significantly decrease chronic lower back pain in all participants of a small clinical trial.
Located in News / 2018 / November