Family Medicine Center News

ACA Enrollment Is Open. Get Covered, Carolina!
JOIN US at UNC Family Medicine on January 21, 2017 to get information about health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace. Think you can’t afford it? Check it out! 92% of North Carolinians received financial assistance last year!
Flavors influence appeal and use of most tobacco products, especially for youth
UNC researchers led by Dr. Adam Goldstein concluded in a study published in Tobacco Control that banning non-menthol flavors like fruit and candy could reduce use of most tobacco products across the globe, especially among adolescents.
High blood pressure? Not me.
High blood pressure is a serious health risk that opens people up to heart attacks and heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other illnesses, but is medication the answer? If you’re among the one in three people with hypertension, it’s important to treat it. But how do you know for sure?
Living Healthy Open House illustrates the power of peer support
UNC Family Medicine hosted a Living Healthy Open House for more than 40 alumni of the program! The event was a time of celebration and learning for people in our community who live with chronic disease as well as their caregivers. During the event held last month, Gloria Gilchrist and Gerardo Vazquez Morales, who attended Family Medicine’s Living Healthy classes, shared their stories.  Building support through community is key to living healthy.
Mindfulness classes now offered at the Family Medicine Center
UNC Family Medicine is now offering Living Life Well, a free 6-week class for individuals who are interested in learning mindfulness strategies to promote overall health and wellbeing.