Family Medicine

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

UNC School of Medicine again ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report

UNC School of Medicine again ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report

The School ranked 2nd in Primary Care and 22nd in Research overall in the 2015 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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Medical students make voices heard in N.C. Medicaid reform debate

More than 300 medical students representing every medical school in the state made their voices heard as they signed a petition letter to Governor Pat McCrory and the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group expressing their support for Community Care of North Carolina in the Medicaid reform debate.

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UNC Family Medicine January newsletter available

The January 2014 edition of The Intercom, UNC Family Medicine's monthly newsletter, is now available.

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real doctors, real people - Adam Goldstein

real doctors, real people - Adam Goldstein

In October 2013, Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, embarked on an incredible journey taking him to the heartland of civilization's beginning.

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States continue to place clinicians where they are in short supply, despite recession

States continue to place clinicians where they are in short supply, despite recession

The most popular of these incentive programs offer young physicians, dentists, mental health providers and other health professionals the opportunity to have their student loans repaid while serving in communities with limited access to care.

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Meeting Breastfeeding Goals: Good For Baby and Mom

Meeting Breastfeeding Goals: Good For Baby and Mom

Alison Stuebe, MD, co-authored an article in the June 2013 edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology entitled, "Cost Analysis of Maternal Disease Associated With Suboptimal Breastfeeding." The article demonstrates that suboptimal breastfeeding rates in the U.S. are harmful to women's health.

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To test or not to test:  Blood glucose monitoring for patients with type 2 diabetes

To test or not to test: Blood glucose monitoring for patients with type 2 diabetes

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute awards UNC School of Medicine researchers more than $2 million to study glucose monitoring in non-insulin treated patients living with type 2 diabetes.

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Should doctors be involved in the concealed-weapons permit process?

Should doctors be involved in the concealed-weapons permit process?

UNC's Dr. Adam Goldstein and colleagues discuss in the New England Journal of Medicine medical, ethical, and legal concerns about physician involvement in concealed weapons permits. They argue that standards, protocols and new policies are needed for physicians to adequately assess a patient’s physical or mental competency in concealed-weapons permitting.

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UNC Neonatologist Releases MyPreemie App, the First Complete Tool Kit For For the Practical and Emotional Needs of Families of Premature Babies

UNC Neonatologist Releases MyPreemie App, the First Complete Tool Kit For For the Practical and Emotional Needs of Families of Premature Babies

Dr. Mia Doron, co-author of the leading book "Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies," addresses the needs of families of premature babies with the new iOS app MyPreemie, designed to provide both information and emotional support on a mobile device.

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UNC Family Medicine Releases 2012 Annual Report

Ranked number two in the country, UNC Family Medicine has earned a national leadership role in primary care research, education and patient care innovation. The 2012 Annual Report provides the details behind the department's tremendous success.

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van Aalst, Department of Family Medicine, honored as 'Health Care Heroes'

van Aalst, Department of Family Medicine, honored as 'Health Care Heroes'

Congratulations to UNC Health Care’s 2013 "Health Care Heroes" award winners: Dr. John van Aalst won in the "Physician" category and the Department of Family Medicine won in the "Community Outreach" category. In addition, Dr. Carey Anders and Dr. Chuck Perou were honored as finalists in the "Rising Star" and "Innovator/Researcher" categories, respectively.

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Match Day Q&A

Read our interviews with medical students Kimberly Newton, MPH, entering a family medicine residency at UNC; and Matthew McNeill, entering an internal medicine at New York University.

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Margaret Gourlay wins Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from Clinical Research Forum

Margaret Gourlay wins Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from Clinical Research Forum

Dr. Gourlay, an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine and an adjunct assistant professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is honored for a study that helped define appropriate bone density screening intervals for women ages 65 and older.

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YOUR HEALTH®: Medicaid Expansion Across the U.S. with Dr. Adam Zolotor

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be talking with Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC, Dr. Adam Zolotor about Medicaid Expansion Across the U.S.

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Review: Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions for Children Exposed to Traumatic Events

Review: Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions for Children Exposed to Traumatic Events

About two of every three children will experience at least one traumatic event before they turn 18, but only a few psychotherapeutic treatments showed possible benefits for children exposed to trauma.

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UNC Family Medicine discovers dramatic shift in attitude towards teen smoking

UNC Family Medicine’s nationally known Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program releases an article that suggests teenagers want to eliminate smoking in all indoor and outdoor places.

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Family Medicine's Workplace Wellness Program reduces costs while making employees happier and healthier

Family Medicine's Workplace Wellness Program reduces costs while making employees happier and healthier

The Town of Chapel Hill was recently named one of the Triangle’s Healthiest Employers by the Triangle Business Journal because of its innovative employee wellness program designed and delivered by UNC Family Medicine called Wellness@Work.

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Weekend Warriors on WCHL

Prior to the UNC-Georgia Tech football game on Saturday, Nov. 10, Chapel Hill radio station WCHL aired a segment titled "Weekend Warriors" featuring health tips from Susannah Southern, a dietitian at UNC Health Care's Family Medicine Clinics.

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UNC faculty receive NIH funding for Alzheimer’s caregiver research

UNC faculty receive NIH funding for Alzheimer’s caregiver research

Dr. Philip Sloane, Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and principal investigator, says the project’s long-range goal is for its materials to undergo clinical trial testing and be adopted widely by medical practices and health systems serving persons with AD.

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