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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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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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Primary Care expert visits the FMC

Primary Care expert visits the FMC

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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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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