Retiring south within the United States has long been a trend, but more and more Americans are retiring even further south, for reasons such as climate, cost of living, lifestyle, and affordable health care,” says Dr. Philip Sloane, the Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics
UNC Family Medicine’s Reach Out and Read Program (ROAR) recently received a one year grant from the Strowd Roses, Inc. community grant program for the purchase of children’s books. ROAR is a nonprofit organization that incorporates books into pediatric care and encourages families to read out-loud together.
In the first survey of its kind, UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, show that a majority of physicians are unlikely to counsel patients about firearms or firearm safety, but that more continuing medical education on the topic would increase physician counseling behaviors.
A new study led by researchers at UNC, including Dana Neutze, MD, of the Department of Family Medicine, and NC State University will give a weekly allotment of locally grown vegetables to low-income, high-risk patients at The UNC Family Medicine Center, in addition to connecting them with existing nutrition education programs.
Niblock, a 4th year medical student mentored by UNC Family Medicine faculty, earns prestigious Pisacano Scholarship. No matter where Franklin Niblock went in his hometown of Concord, N.C., he always seemed to find a story about his grandfather, who was pediatrician and community leader.
Sherry Hay, MPA directs a number of community health initiatives across the department– from helping the uninsured find options, to providing workshops on chronic disease self-management and coordinating Wellness at Work discussions and initiatives. Read a little bit about what she does and why!
In the first large pragmatic trial of its kind in the United States, results from a UNC School of Medicine study show that checking finger-stick blood sugars may not help diabetes patients who do not use insulin. UNC Family Medicine’s research director, Dr. Katrina Donahue, was the senior author on the study.
Andy Colon decided to quit his tobacco addiction and went all out to create a healthier lifestyle for himself. He changed the way he ate, exercised more and, of course, stopped smoking. A friend told him about the Wellness@Work Tobacco Cessation program and Andy loved the idea of getting the support to quit, as well as the convenience of meeting at his workplace. It gave him the “backbone for change.” The free medications and the incentive of $100 for remaining tobacco free for 6 months encouraged him to reach his goal.