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Living Healthy Open House illustrates the power of peer support

September 30, 2016

UNC Family Medicine hosted a Living Healthy Open House for more than 40 alumni of the program! The event was a time of celebration and learning for people in our community who live with chronic disease as well as their caregivers. During the event held last month, Gloria Gilchrist and Gerardo Vazquez Morales, who attended … Read more

UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke Team Up to Reduce Tobacco Use

September 6, 2016

Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Schools of Medicine and Cancer Hospitals, with support from the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program, are collaborating on an innovative training program to prepare health care providers across North Carolina and the U.S. to better assist people addicted to tobacco products and … Read more

UNC Family Medicine Center offers Sports Injury Clinic this fall

August 5, 2016

Beginning August 20, the UNC Family Medicine Center will again offer a fall walk-in sports injury clinic for local high school and college athletes as well as weekend warriors. The walk-in clinic is on Saturday mornings from 8:00am – 10:00am. All services are provided by Board-Certified Sports Medicine Specialists and include everything from xray and … Read more

Doctors Shouldn’t Recommend E-cigarettes to Smokers

July 14, 2016

UNC Family Medicine researchers point out in a commentary published in Annals of Family Medicine that existing treatments are more effective than e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking. CHAPEL HILL, NC – The health benefits of quitting smoking are widely accepted, but researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have taken issue … Read more

UNC Family Medicine Cuts Ribbon

June 8, 2016

Aaron Nelson, President of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce joins Dr. Sam Weir, Dr. Cristy Page, and Dr. Warren Newton to cut the ribbon welcoming the public into the Family Medicine Center to experience the redesigned patient flow. UNC Family Medicine Expanding Care Access for North Carolinians The Ribbon is Cut to Mark the … Read more

Former UNC Family Medicine resident shares his gifts around the world

May 20, 2016

Dr. John Parks, former UNC Family Medicine resident, has a passion for spreading Family Medicine across the globe. He is now teaching medical students and postgraduate registrars (residents) at the University of Malawi School of Medicine in southeast Africa. The family medicine department established its residency program just last year, and Parks has helped develop … Read more

UNC Family Medicine earns FITTEST company

May 3, 2016

UNC Family Medicine awarded FITTEST company award for employee participation in the Tar Heel 10 Miler for the second year in a row! The Tar Heel 10 Miler Corporate Challenge is a competition designed to honor the companies or organizations that best exemplify a commitment to health & wellness. The FITTEST company award goes to … Read more

UNC Family Medicine Ranked #2 in the Nation

March 16, 2016

UNC Family Medicine is again ranked 2nd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. “We are humbled by this news and appreciate the recognition,” said Dr. Warren Newton, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. How does UNC Family Medicine do it year after year? By constantly searching for innovative ways to improve … Read more

Is there a doctor in the house?

March 14, 2016

We’ve all watched the scene play out on television or at the movies – a character collapses in a public place, and immediately someone calls out, “Is there a doctor in the house?” Always, a daring physician dashes to aid. A new study released this week by UNC Family Medicine researchers proves this may be … Read more

What Is Quality Spiritual Care in Health Care and How Do You Measure It?

February 22, 2016

Spiritual care has long been an important part of health care, but now health care experts are beginning to measure it with the goal of being able to interpret the impact of spiritual care on health outcomes. Dr. Tim Daaleman is part of a panel who recently developed the first evidence-based measures for quality spiritual … Read more

Are Electronic Cigarettes a Threat to Progress?

January 12, 2016

Smoke-free policies at North Carolina hospitals help protect patient health while promoting the denormalization of smoking in society. But could that progress be undone by the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes? CHAPEL HILL, NC – In the first systematic survey of electronic cigarette use (e-cigarettes) in hospitals, researchers have found that the great majority of … Read more

New Study Finds the Use of Multiple Tobacco Products Is Popular Among Teenagers

December 4, 2015

UNC Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program Finds Poly-Tobacco Use Among Teenagers Is on the Rise CHAPEL HILL – Researchers at the Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program (TPEP) at the University of North Carolina have published a paper in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health discussing the use of multiple tobacco products, or … Read more

New Study Shows Race, Neighborhood, Income Affect Availability of Single Cigarettes

November 3, 2015

A new study from the UNC Family Medicine Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program (TPEP) finds that where an individual lives may impact their access to cheap or improperly marketed tobacco. Published in the Center for Disease Control’s Preventing Chronic Disease journal, the study by Joseph G.L. Lee, PhD, MPH; Hannah M Baker, MPH; Leah M. … Read more

Shaken baby prevention effort reduces crying-related calls to nurse advice line

October 26, 2015

The study found no reduction in state-level rates of abusive head trauma (AHT) or “shaken baby syndrome.” Dr. Adam Zolotor from UNC Family Medicine is lead author of the article published on October 26, 2015 in JAMA Pediatrics. A new evaluation of a statewide shaken baby prevention effort found that the number of calls to … Read more