The latest research has found that suboptimal breastfeeding rates in the US are harmful to women's health.
Dr. Matthews emphasizes the difficult choice women must often make.
Rex On Call focuses on women's health for Sept. 16, 2013.
The UNC School of Dentistry's Department of Pediatric Dentistry and School of Medicine's Department of OB-GYN have launched the website for their Prenatal Oral Health Program. The program is designed to educate with resources for medical and dental health care providers as well as expectant mothers on the principles of prenatal oral health.
A genetic counselor at UNC at Chapel Hill discusses options with parents.
Introducing the UNC OB-GYN Residency Class of 2017
Hendree Jones, PhD named director of UNC Horizons program.
March 22, 2012 Albany, NY - Baby-Friendly® USA, announces that North Carolina Women’s Hospital has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly® birth facility.
[This post was sent in by Dr. John Thorp, Professor and Director of Women's Primary Healthcare in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC]
Two UNC researchers design a biological test to individualize chemotherapy.
On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, a new surgical clinic opens in the UNC Surgical Care at Chatham Hospital. UNC Health Care surgeons will operate in the year-old, nearly 4,000 square foot space.
Nancy C. Chescheir, MD, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the official monthly peer-reviewed medical journal of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College).
UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Disease are pleased to announce the creation of UNC Global Women’s Health.
This post was written by Quinn Jenkins, who is an intern with the Freedom from Fistula Foundation Fistula Care Center in Lilongwe, Malawi. The care center is headed by Jeff Wilkinson, associate professor of OB-GYN at UNC and a member of our global women's health team.
Based on this study, we are starting a NIH-funded 5-year project to understand the role of oxytocin in postpartum depression and bonding between mothers and babies.
Providers may have noticed that certain labs in the US have started testing for syphilis using treponemal tests (EIA or TP-PA) as first line tests. This has created confusion in how to interpret the results.
251 UNC doctors total were listed in this year's best doctor listing.
The UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health was among the first centers in the nation to perform in utero surgery to repair neural tube defects as pilot information for the MOMs trial. The Center supported the NIH study by agreeing to send patients to intervention sites during the trial. With the benefits of this surgery now scientifically demonstrated, the Center is proud to begin to offer this service once again.
New genetic screening service offered to patients.
North Carolina Women's Hospital has received the North Carolina Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation
Dr. Paola Gehrig has accepted the position as Director of UNC Gynecologic Oncology.
The day before Americans celebrated Thanksgiving, the UNC ex-pat community in Malawi—in fact the entire country of Malawi—had something wonderful to be thankful for.
Measurement of the concentration of the glycoprotein CA-125 antigen in blood is the most widely studied biochemical method of screening for ovarian cancer.
Pregnant doctor Erin Carey finds neglect in Sierra Leone maternity ward for Dec. 16th edition of ABC's 20/20
One of UNC’s newest faculty members, Groesbeck Parham, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Cervical Cancer Prevention Program at CIDRZ, doesn’t mess around when looking for a helping hand.
A life-long resident of Watauga County is the model for how to live life to the fullest despite an aggressive cancer that is as tough a fighter as she is.
Today, women approaching or in menopause are looking to maintain health and wellness without hormones or unnecessary medications.
Beginning in September, UNC's Dr. Jeffrey Wilkinson relocated to Southern Africa. Below is the first in a series of blogs from Dr. Wilkinson about his experiences there.
Joscelyne Brazile from Durham, NC shares her experience with UNC Midwifery.
Trina Pugh from Burlington, NC shares her experience with UNC Midwifery.
Michael Osborne joined our department this summer. He brings with him an enthusiasm for the field of genetic counseling and recently participated in national outreach events.
New federal laws require that most Americans have health insurance. Trained volunteers at UNC Health Care hospitals are available to assist you in enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The new fistula unit at Bwaila District Hospital has a new major theater and a 28 bed inpatient unit.
The UNC Horizons Program has moved from their Carrboro location.
The cesarean delivery rate in the United States has increased from 4.5% in 1965 to 32.3% in 2008 (Guise JM, 2010). Meanwhile, the rate of Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) has decreased from its peak of 28.3% ....
The N.C. Women's Health Information Center now offers virtual tours of our hospital.
UNC has been nationally ranked second for NIH funding for obstetrics and gynecology.
The UNC MFM division would like to take this opportunity to keep you informed of the current details on how to prescribe progesterone to your patients.
Come and visit us in the Chair’s Office (3009 Old Clinic Building) and see the UNC Horizon’s Giving Tree.
A very common concern among women as they approach delivery is preventing lacerations during vaginal delivery. Several options are available that may reduce the occurrence and severity of perineal (vaginal opening) lacerations.
Lisa Rahangdale, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, NC Women’s Hospital Dysplasia Clinic, has received the school’s prestigious James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award.
N.E.D. is a rock band. The members of the band are gynecologic cancer surgeons from all over the country and two of them, Dr. John Boggess and Dr. John Soper, work here at UNC Health Care.
At work, Dr. William Goodnight takes care of women with high-risk pregnancies. At play, he likes to mountain bike. And run trails. And do a little white water kayaking -- all on the same day.
Recent research about the risk factors associated with fecal incontinence.
This episode's featured nurse, Suzy Lawrence, works in UNC Gynecologic Oncology. Suzy takes a different -- environmentally aware - approach to the way she lives. In the video, Suzy shares some basic tips about how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
In a recent blog for the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Dr. Alison Stuebe talks about the tremendous anger and angst that poisons conversations about breastfeeding and prevents us from finding common ground.
Effective July 1, 2013 there will be some exciting changes for UNC Women's Care.
The NCIOM Charts Course to Address Young Children’s Mental Health Needs, Create Solid Foundation for Success
John Thorp, MD, served as co-chair to this task force.
FDA has concluded that the risk of serious adverse events outweighs any potential benefit to pregnant women receiving prolonged treatment with terbutaline injection (beyond 48-72 hours), or acute or prolonged treatment with oral terbutaline.
Dr. Anne Steiner was a guest on the popular talk radio show "The Takeaway" talking about fertility for women over 35 years of age.
Linda Van Le, MD, discusses current research and comprehensive care of gynecologic oncology patients at UNC.
The UNC Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and UNC Fertility are now one of six clinical centers that make up the Reproductive Medicine Network.
Steve Daniels, with ABC 11, talks with our providers from UNC Global Women's Health.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill receives $8 million grant to improve safe motherhood in Malawi.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced the recipients of the 2013 Science and Service Awards for the Treatment of Opioid-related Disorders.
UNC Midwives practice listed on American College of Nurse-Midwives "Best Practice Recognition Roster"
By John Thorp, Jr. MD
UNC receives more than $40 million from NIH for global clinical trials unit to treat and prevent HIV
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a seven-year, more than $40 million award from the National Institutes of Health for a clinical trials unit that will implement the scientific agendas of five NIH networks devoted to HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and cure research.
A music festival supporting cancer awareness featuring N.E.D.
Effective July 1, 2013 UNC Women's Care will open new clinics at the UNC Hillsborough campus.
The UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders has opened a 5-bed unit for women with moderate to severe postpartum depression (PPD). Our unit is the first of its kind in the United States.
Schools cross disciplines to debunk myths and misinformation about prenatal oral health
At the recent annual meeting for the American Urogynecologic Society, UNC's Dr. Wu talked about some startling research statistics.
Emily Hardisty, Certified Genetic Counselor with UNC Prenatal Diagnosis Center, helps us understand the role of genetic counselors during a women's pregnancy.
Bill Leslie with WRAL sat down with Drs. Hope and Boggess on September 19 to chat about women's cancer, rock bands and how to get involved.
WRAL recently aired a segment on two surgeries that were performed on babies during the time of c-section.
Doctors lead discussion about health issues that affect women
Landon Dupree was partially delivered, and while still attached to his mother, a surgeon removed a cyst in his lung.