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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

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 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

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

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

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

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