Family Medicine Center News

Halloween Candy: facts and myths
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. Susannah Southern, RD, LDN, explains how to tell truth from fiction as you stay safe and well on Halloween.
Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health more than $2 million to study the effects of physical activity food labeling on consumer food choices and exercise.
UNC Family Medicine to Create Model Health Care Practice
UNC Family Medicine is creating the nation's leading family medicine practice. In November, that dream will become reality as we begin construction on the renovation of the UNC Family Medicine Center. After more than a year of planning, the design is final. We will soon begin work on the first phase of the project which includes the parking lot and the sports medicine/procedural suite.
UNC Family Medicine Center Offers Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic
Beginning August 23, the UNC Family Medicine Center will offer a fall walk-in sports injury clinic for local high school and college athletes as well as weekend warriors. The walk-in clinic is on Saturday mornings from 8:00am – 10:00am. All services are provided by Board-Certified Sports Medicine Specialists and include everything from xray and ultrasound to casting and concussion care.
Epic has arrived at UNC Family Medicine!
On April 4, we transitioned to Epic@UNC, a new electronic medical record that has many benefits for our patients. Epic@UNC provides “one patient ID, one problem list, one medication list, and one bill” for each patient across the UNC Health Care system. For example, My UNC Chart allows you to see your own personal health record, get your lab results, communicate with your doctor, and even directly schedule your own appointments.
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