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

February 20, 2012

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 … Continued

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

January 9, 2012

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 … Continued

Family Medicine researchers reveal effects of statewide anti-tobacco campaign

December 4, 2009

A statewide media campaign aimed at reducing teen tobacco use has reached record levels of awareness among North Carolina youths and is reaching those at highest risk for future tobacco use, according to an evaluation by UNC Family Medicine researchers in the UNC Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program. “The TRU media campaign appears increasingly successful … Continued