Family Medicine Center News

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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Clinical Data 101

Clinical Data 101

Did you know the UNC Health Care system participates in research collaboratives that use clinical data to answer difficult questions and to advance quality improvement in practices? Read more here.

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Round-the-clock monitoring: bringing home the blood pressure cuff

Round-the-clock monitoring: bringing home the blood pressure cuff

We spend the early moments of most healthcare visits sitting with an arm in a blood pressure cuff, waiting for the monitor to take its measurement so that the cuff will relax and let our arm “breathe” again.

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Dr. Cristy Page named Chair of the Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Cristy Page named Chair of the Department of Family Medicine

Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH, has been named chair of the department of Family Medicine, effective March 30. Page is a multifaceted and nationally recognized innovator and clinical educator.

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