November

Statewide anti-tobacco campaign key factor in low levels of NC teen tobacco use

Monday, November 30, 2009 — A statewide media campaign aimed at reducing teen tobacco use has reached record levels of awareness among North Carolina youths and is reaching those at highest risk for future tobacco use, according to an evaluation by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers.

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UNC Program in Translational Medicine awarded $700,000 HHMI grant

Monday, November 30, 2009 — The Graduate Training Program in Translational Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a four-year, $700,000 “Med into Grad” renewal grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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UNC study pinpoints causes of ‘runner’s knee’

Monday, November 23, 2009 — From professional athletes to weekend warriors, the condition known as “runner’s knee” is a painful and potentially debilitating injury suffered by millions of people – although until now, it has been unclear just what causes it.

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Citizen Soldier program recruits behavioral health providers for database

Monday, November 23, 2009 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Citizen Soldier Support Program is recruiting behavioral and rehabilitative health service providers to participate in a new database that will help returning combat veterans and their families.

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Family House Diaries: From Burns to Blessings

Family House Diaries: From Burns to Blessings

Monday, November 23, 2009 — A fiery accident left Robert Leffer with life-threatening injuries, permanent disfigurement and lifetime rehabilitation ahead – and more blessings than Leffer, his wife Amalia and his health care team can sometimes find words to describe.

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A Blessing to Many: Erick's Story

Thursday, November 19, 2009 — Erick Gomez-Fuentes was born with "Prune Belly Syndrome," a defect that occurs once in every 40,000 births. This video tells his story.

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Five tips for surviving the holidays

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 — Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz, an expert in anxiety disorders and professor of psychiatry and psychology in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine and College of Arts & Sciences, offers five tips for coping with holiday-related stress.

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Don’t add an ER visit to your holiday plans

Don’t add an ER visit to your holiday plans

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 — UNC emergency physician Abhi Mehrotra, M.D., explains how you can avoid the most common injuries that land people in a hospital emergency department during the four-day Thanksgiving holiday period.

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Viagra for women? Drug developed as antidepressant effective in treating low libido

Viagra for women? Drug developed as antidepressant effective in treating low libido

Monday, November 16, 2009 — Pooled results from three separate clinical trials of flibanserin, a drug originally created as an antidepressant, show it is effective in treating women with acquired hypoactive sexual desire disorder. These trials were the first ever to test a therapy that works at the level of the brain to enhance libido in women reporting low sexual desire.

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UNC maternal-fetal medicine leads team in EXIT delivery

UNC maternal-fetal medicine leads team in EXIT delivery

Friday, November 13, 2009 — A baby was delivered at UNC Hospitals on Thursday, Nov. 12, via an EXIT (ex utero intrapartum fetal treatment) procedure. A rare occurrence anywhere, it was the third EXIT procedure performed at UNC Hospitals since 2003.

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219 UNC physicians listed in The Best Doctors in America 2009-2010

219 UNC physicians listed in The Best Doctors in America 2009-2010

Friday, November 13, 2009 — More than 200 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine physicians are included in the latest compilation of The Best Doctors in America database.

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UNC researcher among top 100 African-American leaders list

UNC researcher among top 100 African-American leaders list

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 — Adaora Adimora, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and clinical professor of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by “The Root” magazine as one of the top 100 African-American leaders.

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Dedication of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute marks new era in heart research

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 — Hugh “Chip” McAllister, M.D., an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has made a three-part gift to establish the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.

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Study points to new uses, unexpected side effects of already-existing drugs

Study points to new uses, unexpected side effects of already-existing drugs

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 — Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco have developed and experimentally tested a technique to predict new target diseases for existing drugs.

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