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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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UNC Family Medicine Sponsors Residency Reunion

UNC Family Medicine Sponsors Residency Reunion

UNC Family Medicine is hosting the Inaugural John T. Henley Lecture and a Residency Alumni Reunion on September 30 - October 1, 2016. This is a special moment in our department’s history as we launch the Henley Endowment, which will support programs of leadership in family medicine and we host our alumni for a special celebration.

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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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Excited for the Grand Re-Opening of the Family Medicine Center

Excited for the Grand Re-Opening of the Family Medicine Center

To keep up with burgeoning local demand, the UNC Family Medicine Center is growing. Not only growing, but transforming. It's all part of the department's vision of becoming more patient-centered through a top-down renovation and a complete re-engineering of its core processes.

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Former UNC Family Medicine resident shares his gifts around the world

Former UNC Family Medicine resident shares his gifts around the world

Dr. John Parks, former UNC Family Medicine resident, has a passion for spreading Family Medicine across the globe. He is now teaching medical students and postgraduate registrars (residents) at the University of Malawi School of Medicine in southeast Africa. The family medicine department established its residency program just last year, and Parks has helped develop the curriculum.

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UNC Family Medicine earns FITTEST company

UNC Family Medicine earns FITTEST company

UNC Family Medicine awarded FITTEST company award for employee participation in the Tar Heel 10 Miler for the second year in a row!

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UNC Family Medicine Ranked #2 in the Nation

UNC Family Medicine Ranked #2 in the Nation

UNC Family Medicine is again ranked 2nd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. "We are humbled by this news and appreciate the recognition," said Dr. Warren Newton, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. How does UNC Family Medicine do it year after year? By constantly searching for innovative ways to improve the patient experience while increasing the quality of care and decreasing costs.

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Is there a doctor in the house?

Is there a doctor in the house?

We’ve all watched the scene play out on television or at the movies – a character collapses in a public place, and immediately someone calls out, “Is there a doctor in the house?” Always, a daring physician dashes to aid. A new study released this week by UNC Family Medicine researchers proves this may be one case where the movies are startling similar to real-life.

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What Is Quality Spiritual Care in Health Care and How Do You Measure It?

What Is Quality Spiritual Care in Health Care and How Do You Measure It?

Spiritual care has long been an important part of health care, but now health care experts are beginning to measure it with the goal of being able to interpret the impact of spiritual care on health outcomes. Dr. Tim Daaleman is part of a panel who recently developed the first evidence-based measures for quality spiritual care.

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UNC Family Medicine Offers FREE Living Healthy Workshop

UNC Family Medicine Offers FREE Living Healthy Workshop

Do you suffer from a chronic condition? Do you or your partner feel stressed and fatigued because of your chronic illness? If the answer is yes, our Living Healthy workshop may be right for you. Sign up now! Three different class options beginning in March!

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How to be a healthiest employer?

How to be a healthiest employer?

Just ask the Town of Chapel Hill. The Town of Chapel Hill was again named one of the Triangle's healthiest employers in part because of the comprehensive wellness program provided by UNC Family Medicine's Wellness@Work, Congratulations!

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Are Electronic Cigarettes a Threat to Progress?

Are Electronic Cigarettes a Threat to Progress?

Smoke-free policies at North Carolina hospitals help protect patient health while promoting the denormalization of smoking in society. But could that progress be undone by the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes?

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The UNC Family Medicine Center needs your help!

The UNC Family Medicine Center needs your help!

Dr. Mark Gwynne, Medical Director at the UNC Family Medicine Center, makes an appeal to support UNC Family Medicine by making a donation.“As a doctor practicing at the Family Medicine Center since 2001, it has been my honor to care for patients from remarkably diverse backgrounds. For years I have wanted to give my patients a more comfortable experience, with access to the best diagnostic tools and the most comprehensive care possible. It would be so touching if patients helped us achieve this dream.”

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New Study Shows Race, Neighborhood, Income Affect Availability of Single Cigarettes

New Study Shows Race, Neighborhood, Income Affect Availability of Single Cigarettes

A new study from the UNC Family Medicine Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program (TPEP) finds that where an individual lives may impact their access to cheap or improperly marketed tobacco. Published in the Center for Disease Control’s Preventing Chronic Disease journal, the study by Joseph G.L. Lee, PhD, MPH; Hannah M Baker, MPH; Leah M. Ranney, PhD; and Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH presents the first national evidence that neighborhood characteristics are closely associated with illegal sales of single cigarettes, or “loosies.”

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Fifteen Physicians From UNC Family Medicine Named to Prestigious BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA® List

Fifteen Physicians From UNC Family Medicine Named to Prestigious BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA® List

Fifteen physicians affiliated with UNC Family Medicine appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2015-2016, officials from UNC Hospitals announced today. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. These doctors are: Kathleen Barnhouse, Timothy P. Daaleman, Clark Denniston, Narges Farahi, Andrew Hannapel, Margaret Helton, Julie Monaco, Warren Newton, Brian Rayala, Philip Sloane, Donald Spencer, Beat Steiner, Anthony Viera, Samuel Weir, and Adam Zolotor.

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Shaken baby prevention effort reduces crying-related calls to nurse advice line

Shaken baby prevention effort reduces crying-related calls to nurse advice line

The study found no reduction in state-level rates of abusive head trauma (AHT) or “shaken baby syndrome.” Dr. Adam Zolotor from UNC Family Medicine is lead author of the article published on October 26, 2015 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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