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Research Spotlight: Q&A With Emily Olsson, CCRP & Julie Gras-Najjar, CCRP

Research Spotlight: Q&A With Emily Olsson, CCRP & Julie Gras-Najjar, CCRP

FMC's Emily Olsson and Julie Gras-Najjar work with UNC's Hypertension Research Program and help coordinate research studies across the department. Emily and Julie love working with patients, and they especially enjoy collecting data and learning from each study.

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Bodenheimer visits UNC, delivers Huntley Lecture, discusses Quadruple Aim

Bodenheimer visits UNC, delivers Huntley Lecture, discusses Quadruple Aim

Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, a nationally renowned expert in team-based primary care and provider wellness, visited Chapel Hill as the 13th Annual Robert R. Huntley visiting professor. During the course of his stay, he applauded UNC School of Medicine’s Wellness Initiatives and affirmed UNC Family Medicine’s efforts to transform their clinic.

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Thomas Bodenheimer MD, MPH to speak at 13th Annual Huntley Lecture

Thomas Bodenheimer MD, MPH to speak at 13th Annual Huntley Lecture

Dr. Thomas Bodenheimer is founding director of the Center for Excellence in Primary Care and co-author of the seminal article "From Triple to Quadruple Aim: Care of the Patient Requires Care of the Provider."

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Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents

Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents

Less than 50 percent of surveyed teens found it ‘very believable’ that cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes, according to a first-of-its-kind UNC School of Medicine study.

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UNC Family Medicine to host STFM pre-conference workshop

UNC Family Medicine to host STFM pre-conference workshop

Kick-off the 50th Anniversary of the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) by joining us on May 5th for a half-day leadership training session led by UNC Faculty Development Fellowship program faculty. We will address common leadership challenges while demonstrating effective teaching strategies. Dr. Tommy Koonce leads the fellowship program initiative.

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Flavors influence appeal and use of most tobacco products, especially for youth

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.

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High blood pressure?  Not me.

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?

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John T. Henley Sr. Endowment Launched to Provide Training for Family Medicine Leaders

John T. Henley Sr. Endowment Launched to Provide Training for Family Medicine Leaders

Established in 2011 to honor former Senator Henley’s advocacy for family medicine in North Carolina and across the country, the endowment has grown with the help of his family, friends and colleagues. Now, closing in on the $150,000 goal, the endowment will support activities to develop strong leadership in the discipline of family medicine.

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UNC Family Medicine Expands Successful Weight Management Program

UNC Family Medicine Expands Successful Weight Management Program

After a successful start, the UNC Family Medicine Center’s Weight Management Program is expanding. During the last year, counselors have worked individually with more than 80 patients at the Family Medicine Center. Our results show that 60% of patients with at least four visits lost some weight, and 100% reported satisfaction with the care provided.

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Severe burns, injuries from e-cigarette explosions go under-reported across the country

Severe burns, injuries from e-cigarette explosions go under-reported across the country

In a new British Medical Journal editorial, UNC School of Medicine researchers and physicians stress the need for better worldwide surveillance of e-cigarette-related burns and better regulation of e-cigarettes to reduce burn injuries.

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Living Healthy Open House illustrates the power of peer support

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.

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Don't Miss It!!  UNC Family Medicine Sponsors Residency Reunion

Don't Miss It!! UNC Family Medicine Sponsors Residency Reunion

UNC Family Medicine is hosting a celebration in honor of the UNC Family Medicine Residency Program for alumni, faculty and friends on September 30th and October 1st. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with others and share some of the great things we are doing at UNC.

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Mindfulness classes now offered at the Family Medicine Center

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.

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UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke Team Up to Reduce Tobacco Use

UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke Team Up to Reduce Tobacco Use

Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Schools of Medicine and Cancer Hospitals, with support from the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program, are collaborating on an innovative training program to prepare health care providers across North Carolina and the U.S. to better assist people addicted to tobacco products and help them become “tobacco free.”

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UNC Family Medicine Center offers Sports Injury Clinic this fall

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.

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Doctors Shouldn't Recommend E-cigarettes to Smokers

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.

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UNC Family Medicine Sponsors Living Healthy Open House

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.

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UNC Family Medicine Cuts Ribbon

UNC Family Medicine Cuts Ribbon

Aaron Nelson, President of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce joins Dr. Sam Weir, Dr. Cristy Page, and Dr. Warren Newton to cut the ribbon welcoming the public into the Family Medicine Center to experience the redesigned patient flow.

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