March

Biofeedback more effective than EGS and massage for chronic rectal pain

Biofeedback more effective than EGS and massage for chronic rectal pain

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.

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Depression affects how women with PMDD respond to stress, pain

Depression affects how women with PMDD respond to stress, pain

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.

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Featured Video: Match Day 2010

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.

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Family House Diaries: Breathing Normally with New Lungs

Family House Diaries: Breathing Normally with New Lungs

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.

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This spring, make local eating part of your healthy diet

This spring, make local eating part of your healthy diet

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.

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UNC medical student honored by Soros Fellowships for New Americans

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.

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UNC study: Obesity impairs body’s “memory” of how to fight flu

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.

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UNC’s Dr. John Buse to receive national award for clinical excellence

UNC’s Dr. John Buse to receive national award for clinical excellence

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.

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Acupuncture: A Natural Way of Healing

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.

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Mother’s flu during pregnancy may increase baby’s risk of schizophrenia

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.

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UNC helps establish the first National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis

UNC helps establish the first National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis

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.

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UNC Allergist Elected to National Board

UNC Allergist Elected to National Board

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).

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Abused children more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting

Abused children more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting

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.

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One-page questionnaire is effective screening tool for common psychiatric disorders

One-page questionnaire is effective screening tool for common psychiatric disorders

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.

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UNC study: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for future heart disease

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.

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