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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.