Wednesday, March 31, 2010 — Biofeedback is more effective than two other treatments for a type of chronic rectal pain called levator ani syndrome, according to a study published in the journal Gastroenterology. UNC's William E. Whitehead, Ph.D., is a co-author of the study.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 — These findings give physicians more reason to search for a more specific diagnosis and could possibly lead to more precise treatments, said UNC's Susan Girdler, Ph.D.
Monday, March 29, 2010 — Dr. Clarke-Pearson is chair of obstetrics and gynecology in the UNC School of medicine.
Friday, March 26, 2010 — Tears, hugs, screams, cheers -- it's Match Day again. On March 18, fourth-year medical students and their families packed the 4th Floor Clinic Auditorium to the gills for the event. Match Day takes place on the third Thursday of March every year and next to graduation, it is probably the most anticipated day in a medical student's career. It's no wonder why each student is given an envelope that holds a single sheet of paper telling them where they'll be spending the next several years completing their residency training.
Thursday, March 18, 2010 — For the first time in his life, Justin Hughes, a 26-year-old cystic fibrosis patient from Ash, N.C., is able to breathe normally and sleep without coughing thanks to a lung transplant at UNC Hospitals.
Thursday, March 18, 2010 — For National Nutrition Month in March, UNC Health Care experts explain why your local farmers market could be the best place to find healthy food.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 — Naman Shah, a student in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been awarded a 2010 fellowship by the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
Monday, March 15, 2010 — Obesity may limit the body’s ability to develop immunity to influenza viruses, particularly secondary infections, by inhibiting the immune system’s ability to “remember” how it fought off previous similar bouts of illness, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Monday, March 15, 2010 — John B. Buse, M.D., Ph.D., has been selected to receive a Clinical Excellence award at the Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year Awards ceremony.
Friday, March 12, 2010 — Ana Caicedo, who suffered a traumatic head injury at age 12, says she has "arrived at good health because of acupuncture" at UNC. In this video, she tells her story.
Thursday, March 11, 2010 — The study, published online by the journal Biological Psychiatry, is the first study done with monkeys that examines the effects of flu during pregnancy.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 — Leigh Callahan, Ph.D., a member of UNC’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center, has been working as part of the 12-member steering committee for the past two years to develop this new initiative. The agenda makes 10 recommendations designed to dramatically reduce the impact of osteoarthritis on Americans.
Monday, March 8, 2010 — David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI, from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).
Monday, March 8, 2010 — Children who have been abused psychologically, physically or sexually are more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain and nausea or vomiting than children who have not been abused, a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes.
Monday, March 8, 2010 — Results of the study, which was designed and led by UNC researchers, are published in the March/April 2010 issue of Annals of Family Medicine.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 — QUANTEC review replaces 20-year old guidelines.
Monday, March 1, 2010 — A study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that obese children as young as 3 years old have elevated levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation that in adults is considered an early warning sign for possible future heart disease.