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Is the finger-stick blood test necessary for type 2 diabetes treatment?

June 12, 2017

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.

Clinical Data 101

May 10, 2017

Did you know the UNC Health Care system participates in research collaboratives that use clinical data to answer difficult questions and to advance quality improvement in practices? Read more here. Do you know what clinical data is? Do you know how and why it is used for research? A couple of experts in the field … Read more

Round-the-clock monitoring: bringing home the blood pressure cuff

April 25, 2017

We spend the early moments of most healthcare visits sitting with an arm in a blood pressure cuff, waiting for the monitor to take its measurement so that the cuff will relax and let our arm “breathe” again. by Greeshma Somashekar We spend the early moments of most healthcare visits sitting with an arm in … Read more

Dr. Cristy Page named Chair of the Department of Family Medicine

April 7, 2017

Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH, has been named chair of the department of Family Medicine, effective March 30. Page is a multifaceted and nationally recognized innovator and clinical educator. Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH, has been named the William B. Aycock Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. She served in the … Read more

Bodenheimer visits UNC, delivers Huntley Lecture, discusses Quadruple Aim

March 13, 2017

Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, a nationally renowned expert in team-based primary care and provider wellness, visited Chapel Hill as the 13th Annual Robert R. Huntley visiting professor. During the course of his stay, he applauded UNC School of Medicine’s Wellness Initiatives and affirmed UNC Family Medicine’s efforts to transform their clinic. Media Contact: Heather Wilson (984)–974-4989 … Read more

UNC Family Medicine Welcomes UNC Physician Assistant Students

February 13, 2017

Family Medicine offers a unique clinic experience to the first class of PA students. FEBRUARY 2017 — In January 2016, UNC School of Medicine started the Physician Assistant (PA) Program, funded in part by a generous donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the Kenan Foundation, and UNC. One year later, the … Read more

Thomas Bodenheimer MD, MPH to speak at 13th Annual Huntley Lecture

February 7, 2017

Dr. Thomas Bodenheimer is founding director of the Center for Excellence in Primary Care and co-author of the seminal article “From Triple to Quadruple Aim: Care of the Patient Requires Care of the Provider.” On March 1st, the 13th Annual Huntley Lecture will be held at the Kenan Center of the Kenan-Flagler Business School. This … Read more

UNC Family Medicine faculty member, teacher, and researcher Anthony J. Viera has been selected to join the Physician Board at the American Health Council

January 30, 2017

UNC Family Medicine faculty Anthony Viera will contribute his expertise in Family Medicine, epidemiology, population health, and evidence-based medicine. UNC Family Medicine faculty member, teacher, and researcher Anthony J. Viera has been selected to join the Physician Board at the American Health Council. The American Health Council is an organization dedicated to health awareness and … Read more

Flavors influence appeal and use of most tobacco products, especially for youth

November 28, 2016

UNC researchers led by Dr. Adam Goldstein concluded in a study published in Tobacco Control that banning non-menthol flavors like fruit and candy could reduce use of most tobacco products across the globe, especially among adolescents. Tobacco products like cigarettes and e-cigarettes are more appealing and are considered less harmful, especially to younger people, when … Read more

High blood pressure? Not me.

November 10, 2016

High blood pressure is a serious health risk that opens people up to heart attacks and heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other illnesses, but is medication the answer? If you’re among the one in three people with hypertension, it’s important to treat it. But how do you know for sure? What is hypertension? High blood … Read more

Severe burns, injuries from e-cigarette explosions go under-reported across the country

September 30, 2016

In a new British Medical Journal editorial, UNC School of Medicine researchers and physicians stress the need for better worldwide surveillance of e-cigarette-related burns and better regulation of e-cigarettes to reduce burn injuries. In the first six months of 2016, doctors at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals treated 10 patients with … Read more