Family Medicine Center News

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.
UNC Family Medicine Center offers Sports Injury Clinic this fall
Beginning August 20, the UNC Family Medicine Center will again 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.
Doctors Shouldn't Recommend E-cigarettes to Smokers
UNC Family Medicine researchers point out in a commentary published in Annals of Family Medicine that existing treatments are more effective than e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking.
UNC Family Medicine Sponsors Living Healthy Open House
Living Healthy is a chronic disease self-management program. Please join us on Tuesday, August 30, from 4pm to 6pm to learn more about Living Healthy as well as connect with other people in the community who are living with a chronic disease -- either as a patient or a caregiver.