Rosman study shows risk of stroke increases in younger adults with PTSD

November 6, 2019

Lindsey Rosman, PhD, in the division of cardiology, explains research that demonstrates a strong association between PTSD and premature TIA and stroke. While the study involved only veterans, Rosman recognizes in this Forbes article that PTSD is a “serious public health problem,” affecting close to 8 million adults in the U.S.

Busby-Whitehead, Dale discuss dementia-friendly training in Modern Health Care

November 6, 2019

Dementia patients “often forget where they are and that they are not in their home,” says Maureen Dale, MD, in Modern Health Care. “When clinicians are coming in and out of their room to do their job, it can be alarming.” Busby-Whitehead also emphasizes that staff members feel more confident speaking with patients and reorienting them, after this training.

New York Times opinion article highlights Berkowitz study

November 6, 2019

A study by Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, in the division of general medicine and epidemiology, showing medical tailored meals are associated with fewer hospital and skilled nursing admissions, is recognized in this New York Times article.

LeVarge recognized in “Carolina Care Highlight”

November 6, 2019

(Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Barbara Lee LeVarge from the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care. Here’s what one of Dr. LeVarge’s patients had to say: “Dr. LeVarge is extremely knowledgeable not only in the disease … Continued

Memorial service for Adam Brock on November 16

November 6, 2019

Updated: A memorial service for Adam Brock is planned for 4 pm, Saturday, November 16 at Chapel of the Cross, 304 E. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. The service will be followed by a light meal in the fellowship hall. The UNC Department of Medicine mourns the loss of one of our own. Dr. Adam … Continued

Kistler receives pilot award to test feasibility of pharmacogenomics to reduce adverse events to medication

November 5, 2019

The UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH), which aims to transform patient care through evidence-based precision medicine, and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) have awarded three pilot grants. The pilot grants have direct clinical or human translational impact and are … Continued

Commins discusses alpha-gal allergy on the “Dr. Oz” Show

November 5, 2019

Scott Commins, MD, was recently featured on the “Dr. Oz” Show where he explained the alpha-gal allergy, which is connected to tick bites. He also answered questions about symptoms and management of the red meat allergy.

Patients with blood disorders don’t receive recommended vaccines and screenings

November 5, 2019

(Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has found that only a low percentage of hospital patients being treated for immune-mediated blood disorders, such as immune thrombocytopenic purpura, receive the recommended vaccinations and infectious disease screenings. “The management of patients with … Continued