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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

UNC Family Medicine Part of Collaborative Receiving Large Award to Reduce Health Disparities in Rural South

September 28, 2015

Researchers from UNC Family Medicine, in partnership with researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and East Carolina University, were awarded more than $9 million to study ways to improve blood pressure in the rural south. Minorities, low-income individuals, and those living in rural areas suffer more than others from health problems associated … Read more