Family Medicine Center News

UNC-led FIT program helps former prisoners take on chronic illnesses

UNC-led FIT program helps former prisoners take on chronic illnesses

A $340,000 The Duke Endowment grant helps UNC Family Medicine physician Evan Ashkin expand Formerly Incarcerated Transition program into Orange County.

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UNC Family Medicine wins Mother-Baby Award for Outpatient Healthcare Clinics

UNC Family Medicine wins Mother-Baby Award for Outpatient Healthcare Clinics

The North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition has awarded UNC Family Medicine Center the Mother-Baby Award for Outpatient Healthcare Clinics. Awardees represent the best our state has to offer in terms of support for the breastfeeding family.

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A new resource for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers

A new resource for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers

Longtime UNC family medicine researcher Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, wrote a book that employs the latest clinical evidence to help those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

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Community Health Spotlight: Sherry Hay, MPA

Community Health Spotlight: Sherry Hay, MPA

Sherry Hay, MPA directs a number of community health initiatives across the department-- from helping the uninsured find options, to providing workshops on chronic disease self-management and coordinating Wellness at Work discussions and initiatives. Read a little bit about what she does and why!

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Is the finger-stick blood test necessary for type 2 diabetes treatment?

Is the finger-stick blood test necessary for type 2 diabetes treatment?

In the first large pragmatic trial of its kind in the United States, results from a UNC School of Medicine study show that checking finger-stick blood sugars may not help diabetes patients who do not use insulin. UNC Family Medicine's research director, Dr. Katrina Donahue, was the senior author on the study.

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