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UNC Family Medicine Center is a Patient-Centered Medical Home

The UNC Family Medicine Center is a Patient -Centered Medical Home. In a medical home, the practice is organized around the patient – communication is based on trust, respect and shared decision-making. Patients want access to personalized, coordinated and comprehensive primary care and medical information when they need it, when it’s convenient for them. The … Read more

Older women with healthy bones may not need another screen for 15 years

UNC Family Medicine’s Dr. Margaret L. Gourlay is the lead author of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study finds that women aged 67 years and older with normal bone mineral density scores may not need screening again for 15 years. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The U.S. Preventive Services … Read more

Fewer butts means less smoking on campuses with tobacco-free policies

Researchers from UNC Family Medicine released a study showing that fewer cigarette butts are being found on college campuses since new policies banning tobacco use were adopted, suggesting that restricting tobacco use on school property effectively reduces smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. The study, published online by the journal Tobacco Control, was conducted as … Read more