Wednesday, May 26, 2010 — As Memorial Day approaches, many Triangle residents will pull out their grills for some holiday fun with family and friends. N.C. Jaycee Burn Center experts stress, safety first. According to the National Fire Protection Association, June and July are peak months for fires involving grills.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have discovered that the abundance of tiny specialized blood vessels in a healthy individual and their growth or remodeling into “natural bypass vessels” depends on how much of a key signaling molecule—called nitric oxide—is present.
Monday, May 17, 2010 — UNC-developed technique has broad applications in cancer, biomedical research.
Thursday, May 13, 2010 — Goldstein currently serves as UNC Hospitals’ chief of staff and as the UNC School of Medicine’s executive associate dean for clinical affairs.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 — As men and women age into their 60s, 70s, AND 80s, their bodies gradually lose bone. This decrease in bone density puts both at risk for wrist, spine and hip fractures. While there are current bone density screening guidelines for women, guidelines do not exist for men. University of North Carolina School of Medicine bone researchers are working to change that.
Benson Reid Wilcox, M.D., pediatric heart surgeon and emeritus chief of cardiothoracic surgery, dies at 77
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 — Benson Reid Wilcox, M.D., a distinguished heart surgeon who served 29 years as chief of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, died May 11, 2010, at his home after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was 77.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 — Dr. Warren P. Newton, chair of UNC's Department of Family Medicine and executive associate dean for medical education at UNC’s School of Medicine, has been elected chair of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 — Dr. Sullivan's project is one of 15 selected out of 170 proposals submitted by researchers worldwide. Each will each receive $100,000 annually in support of one year of research.
Monday, May 10, 2010 — The grant will support an innovative global health research project conducted by James Tsuruta, PhD, and Paul Dayton, PhD, titled “Ultrasound as a long-term, reversible contraceptive.”
Friday, May 7, 2010 — The new findings were published online May 3 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Friday, May 7, 2010 — UNC Health Care would like to wish all mothers a happy Mother's Day. May your day be filled with joy and may you be surrounded by all that you love and all who love you.
Thursday, May 6, 2010 — Syphilis is currently at epidemic proportions in China and rates of infection will continue to grow unless a more comprehensive, coordinated effort of control is implemented, according to an editorial by UNC's Dr. Joseph D. Tucker.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 — Imagine what life would be like if you completely lost your voice, for months. Had to have surgery, then had to take medication that caused hallucinations, severe loss of appetite, short-term memory loss and a feeling of hopelessness.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have identified a molecular marker of pancreatic cancer that may help spot the disease at its earliest stages, when it can be treated more successfully with surgery.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 — A pathology test may help doctors distinguish between two separate but overlapping esophageal disorders that require different courses of treatment, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Monday, May 3, 2010 — A new $10 million grant will help researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University collaborate with health-care practitioners and community leaders in Lenoir County to tackle heart disease, the county’s leading cause of death.
Monday, May 3, 2010 — These results, from the first longitudinal brain imaging studies of children with Fragile X Syndrome, were published online in this week’s early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Monday, May 3, 2010 — The study found that 18 percent of IBS patients surveyed reported they were currently using narcotics. These patients reported more abdominal pain, poorer health quality, more IBS-related limitations, more hospitalizations and surgeries, and that they were more likely to use antidepressants and antacid medications.
Sunday, May 2, 2010 — Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a bigger risk factor for liver transplant patients than obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sunday, May 2, 2010 — Physicians usually ask children to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine shows that this may not always be necessary.