Family Medicine

The latest news from the Department of Family Medicine at UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

YOUR HEALTH: "Confessions of a Surgeon" with Paul Ruggieri

General Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Paul Ruggieri joins YOUR HEALTH radio this weekend to talk about his book, "Confessions of a Surgeon."

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UNC Family Medicine Offers free Spring Parenting Series

Do you ever wonder how to stop your toddler's tantrums? Have you ever been concerned about your child's development? UNC Family Medicine is offering a free parenting series.

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UNC Family Medicine Launches New and Improved Website

In an effort to bring you the most up-to-date information in an easy-to-read, accessible format, we have redesigned our website and upgraded the technology to help you quickly find what you need.

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YOUR HEALTH: Alzheimer's and Families

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH, Adam and Cristy will be joined by Lisa Gwyther, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University and Director of the Duke Aging Center Family Support Program, about Alzheimer's and Families.

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Motivational Interviewing: What, When, How & Why with Elizabeth Ross

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH, Adam will be talking with Physical Therapist and Assistant Consulting Professor at Duke University, Dr. Elizabeth Ross, about Motivational Interviewing: What, When, How & Why.

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Unique partnership brings doctors to state's underserved areas

Unique partnership brings doctors to state's underserved areas

UNC Family Medicine recognized the need for more primary care physicians in the underserved areas of North Carolina. They took action to help address the shortage by creating North Carolina’s first teaching health center, a partnership between community health centers (CHCs) and academic centers that train primary care physicians to provide care to vulnerable communities.

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Fewer butts means less smoking on campuses with tobacco-free policies

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study reveals that fewer cigarette butts are being found on college campuses since new policies banning tobacco use were adopted, suggesting that restricting tobacco use on school property effectively reduces smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.

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New Family Medicine endowment benefits primary care

New Family Medicine endowment benefits primary care

UNC Family Medicine has honored former state Senator John T. Henley, Sr., with a new endowment named in his honor.

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Holiday gift guide: Choosing safe toys for children

Holiday gift guide: Choosing safe toys for children

More than 180,000 children were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for toy-related injuries last year. Here, two UNC Health Care experts offer toy-safety tips for the kids in your life.

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Avoiding nasty germs and flaming turkeys on Thanksgiving

Avoiding nasty germs and flaming turkeys on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a time of great joy, but you should use caution in preparing the holiday meal. UNC’s experts offer preparation, cooking and nutrition tips to help you avoid common health and safety hazards.

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Elderly emergency patients less likely to receive pain medication than middle-aged patients

Elderly emergency patients less likely to receive pain medication than middle-aged patients

A study by UNC researchers finds that people 75 years old or older are less likely to receive any pain medication in hospital emergency departments than people between 35 and 54 years old.

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Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines

Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective. Three UNC School of Medicine faculty are co-authors of the study.

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UNC Family Medicine Unveils Tree of Life

UNC Family Medicine Unveils Tree of Life

Last year local artists Amos Pedersen and Jennie Petruney, who is also a Nurse Practitioner at UNC Family Medicine, came up with the idea to construct a six foot mosaic in the lobby of the Family Medicine Center on Manning Drive.

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UNC Family Medicine Offers Blog and Parenting Series

Not sure how to talk to your preteen about sexuality? Does your baby not sleep through the night? Does your tot throw tantrums? Want to learn more about learning disabilities?

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Denniston appointed new physician leader for Graduate Medical Education

Denniston appointed new physician leader for Graduate Medical Education

Clark Denniston, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, is the new Designated Institutional Official for Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Denniston served as Residency Program Director for the Department of Family Medicine for 14 years.

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UNC Family Medicine Welcomes Penny Simkin

UNC Family Medicine will host Penny Simkin, a nationally known childbirth educator and bestselling author, on Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. at the UNC Family Medicine building on Manning Drive.

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YOUR HEALTH Radio now available on iTunes

YOUR HEALTH, the weekly radio show from the UNC Department of Family Medicine, is now on iTunes!

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