Family Medicine

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

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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Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease by doing crossword puzzles?

Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease by doing crossword puzzles?

For National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month this November, two Alzheimer's disease experts at the University of North Carolina explain what researchers know – and don’t know – about preventing the disease.

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Facts and myths about Halloween candy

Facts and myths about Halloween candy

A holiday devoted to vampires, goblins and ghouls is a recipe for a ghastly night of fright. But false stories of marauding strangers and poison-laced candy can make the evening scarier than it needs to be.

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Piedmont Health’s 40th anniversary celebration set for Saturday, Oct. 9

Piedmont Health’s 40th anniversary celebration set for Saturday, Oct. 9

Piedmont Health was founded in 1970 by a group of health care professionals at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and local community members concerned with access to primary health care in the community.

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Two Years and 100 Shows – UNC Family Medicine improving the health of the community and beyond

As YOUR HEALTH Radio celebrates its 100th show this weekend, YOUR HEALTH Radio expands to improve the health of thousands of citizens in local communities.

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YOUR HEALTH Radio celebrates two years and 100 shows

YOUR HEALTH Radio celebrates two years and 100 shows

As YOUR HEALTH Radio celebrates its 100th show this weekend, the program is expanding to improve the health of thousands of citizens in local communities.

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Swanson joins YOUR HEALTH radio

This weekend, Dr. Kristen Swanson, Dean of the UNC School of Nursing, will join YOUR HEALTH Radio to talk about nursing care in the U.S.

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