Family Medicine

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

UNC Health Care wins Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award

UNC Health Care wins Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award

Four years after implementing a tobacco free policy on its campus and facilities, UNC Health Care is proud to announce that it is one of nine winners of the 2011 American Cancer Society Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award.

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Survey finds ‘staggeringly high rate of spanking’ in North Carolina

A new survey led by UNC researchers finds that 30 percent of North Carolina mothers of children less than two years old say they have spanked their children in the last year.

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Smoke-free outdoor spaces on college campuses are widespread across North Carolina

State program successful in promoting smoke-free policy adoption that protects young adults from secondhand smoke. Outdoor college smoking prevention policies are now in effect at 88 percent of North Carolina’s colleges and universities.

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Youth tobacco prevention media campaign reaches record levels of awareness

Preliminary results show that the campaign successfully reaches over 80 percent of youth statewide with a strong prevention message, even as it faces possible defunding.

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UNC Family Medicine Offers Lamaze Classes

A solid start begins with a healthy pregnancy and birth. Join us for Lamaze healthy birth classes.

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UNC Health Care Partners with Chapel Hill to Provide Care to Town Employees

A new program has been established to provide worksite wellness programs and minor illness care to Town of Chapel Hill employees.

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Kleiman joins Your Health radio this weekend

Filmmaker Michael Kleiman will join us on Your Health this weekend to talk about his documentary, The Last Survivor.

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Otey joins Your Health radio this weekend

This weekend on Your Health radio, Carol Otey will join us to discuss pancreatic cancer: health, hope, research, and collaboration.

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Test for colon cancer screening beneficial for some seniors, but not for many others

A new study of U.S. veterans ages 70 and older finds that the healthiest get the most benefit from current colon cancer screening methods. However, for many less healthy veterans the burdens of screening may outweigh the benefits.

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Vinroot joins Your Health radio this weekend

Emergency Medicine physician Richard Vinroot will join us on Your Health radio this weekend to talk about caring for patients amid crisis and disaster.

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Kupers joins Your Health radio this weekend

This weekend we’ll be talking with psychiatrist, Dr. Terry Kupers, about the mental health crisis in America’s prisons.

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Morrell joins Your Health radio this weekend

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH, Dr. Dean Morrell will join us to discuss skin problems in children.

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Glassman joins Your Health radio this weekend

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH, Professor Bernard Glassman will be joining us to discuss emerging technologies in public health.

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Family Medicine now offering weight watchers to patients

UNC Family Medicine is now offering Weight Watchers at a group rate to patients and those interested in losing weight. Limited scholarships are available. Call 966-6875 for more information.

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Hwang joins Your Health radio this weekend

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH, co-author of "The Innovator's Prescription," Dr. Jason Hwang, will be joining us to discuss his book.

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UNC School of Medicine named Best Medical School for Primary Care

UNC School of Medicine named Best Medical School for Primary Care

The School ranked 1st in Primary Care and 22nd in Research overall in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Medical School Rankings. Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS were also listed as top ten specialties.

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Family Medicine to offer extended clinic hours starting Feb. 1

As of Tuesday, Feb. 1, UNC Family Medicine began offering extended morning hours to accommodate patient schedules. Additional hours include 7 – 8 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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Family Medicine to offer extended clinic hours starting Feb. 1

As of Tuesday, Feb. 1, UNC Family Medicine is offering extended morning hours to accommodate patient schedules. Additional hours include 7 – 8 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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UNC evaluation: N.C. tobacco prevention programs are saving lives and money

UNC evaluation: N.C. tobacco prevention programs are saving lives and money

The UNC-led evaluation concluded that fewer youths are taking up smoking, more public places have become smoke-free and more adults that smoke are quitting, thanks to tobacco prevention programs funded by the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund.

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Cystic fibrosis gene typo is a double whammy

Cystic fibrosis gene typo is a double whammy

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have demonstrated that the gene mutated in cystic fibrosis not only controls traffic on the chloride highway, but also keeps the sodium highway from being overused.

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