Vital Signs - Nov. 19, 2009

VIDEO: Fall 2009 update from Dr. Roper - Continued Growth
In late 2009, Bill Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health Care, provided this update on our continued growth in 2009.
Viagra for women? Drug developed as antidepressant effective in treating low libido
Pooled results from three separate clinical trials of flibanserin, a drug originally created as an antidepressant, show it is effective in treating women with acquired hypoactive sexual desire disorder. These trials were the first ever to test a therapy that works at the level of the brain to enhance libido in women reporting low sexual desire.
UNC maternal-fetal medicine leads team in EXIT delivery
A baby was delivered at UNC Hospitals on Thursday, Nov. 12, via an EXIT (ex utero intrapartum fetal treatment) procedure. A rare occurrence anywhere, it was the third EXIT procedure performed at UNC Hospitals since 2003.
Lee McLean Receives 2009 Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Fellows Award
Lee McLean, PhD, Associate Dean and Chair, Department of Allied Health Sciences, was honored at the annual conference of ASAHP in San Antonio, TX, Oct. 23, 2009
Become a Medical Student Research Mentor!
Please read the following letter from Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, about the process.
Electronic Prescriptions Accepted by UNC Outpatient Pharmacies
Beginning Dec. 1, the UNC Outpatient Pharmacies will accept electronic prescriptions.
N.C. Children's Promise Today
The 8th annual N.C. Children’s Promise Celebration is taking place today in the N.C. Children’s Hospital.
Call for Nominations: 2010 Medical Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award
The Medical Alumni Association invites nominations for the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Award, presented to a full-time faculty member who gives of themselves to alumni and to the state.
Recent Biochemistry News
Recent news includes: New paradigms in Ras research; Andrew Hemmert receives 2010 GEAB Impact Award; Looking at DNA through the Electron Microscope: the Work of Jack Griffith; and DNA Repair Mechanisms: the Work of Aziz Sancar.
News from NC TraCS Institute
News updates include: NC TraCS Institute November Newsletter Now Available Online and Over 200 In Attendance at the First NC TraCS Institute Open House.
VIDEO: Coping with stress this holiday season
'Tis the season for stress. The holidays bring a mountain of stress for some. Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz, director of the UNC Anxiety & Stress Disorders Clinic, offers some tips.
No Vital Signs next week
Vital Signs will not be distributed next week because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Look for Vital Signs again on Thursday, Dec. 3.
Alcabes joins 'Here's to Your Health'
This weekend, Dr. Philip Alcabes, joins Department of Family Medicine's radio show, Here's to Your Health, to discuss his book, "Dread: How Fear and Fantasy Have Fueled Epidemics." We hope you can tune in Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Monday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to WCHL 1360 AM.
Fall Harvest Farmer’s Market
Stop by the Children's Hospital Lobby on Tuesday, Nov. 24, for the fall market featuring everything you need for Thanksgiving and the holidays. The market will be open from 2 - 5 p.m.
UNC Health Care Honors and Awards Page
Please remember to visit the UNC Health Care Honors and Awards page so that you can join us in commending your colleagues on their successes.
Housestaff Charity Breakfast with Santa
The second annual Charity Breakfast Buffet with Santa, organized by the resident physicians at UNC, will be Saturday, Dec. 12, from 8 - 11 a.m.
UNC Health Scene survey
UNC Health Scene is a bimonthly periodical providing readers with relevant health care information and resources from/about UNC Health Care. By taking this survey, you are helping us understand how we can best serve our readers with future issues of Health Scene.
Nov. 11 issue of Connections
The Nov. 11 issue of Connections is now online.
Tax deductions for cell phone donations
UNC Hospitals’ Beacon Child and Family Program is partnering with the Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County to collect cell phones for victims of domestic violence.
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Men’s basketball season to affect parking and transportation
On UNC men’s home basketball game days, please be prepared and allow extra time when traveling to/from UNC Hospitals. UNC’s next home game is Nov. 23 against Gardner-Webb at 7:30 p.m.