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    Batsis receives NC TraCS Institute grant to explore the early detection of sarcopenia

    The NC TraCS Institute has awarded John A. Batsis, MD, and the Division of Geriatric Medicine a 1-year, team science grant to study the early detection of sarcopenia.

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    Breast Cancer Awareness Month–Caring for Patients, Advancing Research

    Behind every photo is a story with the power to uplift and inspire. One year has made all the difference for Frances Lucas from Fayetteville, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2020. And, it was something Dr. Yara Abdou said that set the tone for her journey. “She said, ‘I’m not only going to be your doctor, I want to be your friend,’” recalls Frances from her first appo … Continued

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    McAllister Heart Institute Pivots to COVID-19

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine’s top physicians and researchers have worked tirelessly to find answers, notably through vaccine research and therapeutic development. While these discoveries have brought us closer to a world without COVID-19, a growing volume of evidence suggests the effect of the virus on health and wellness can last m … Continued

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    Supporting Residents in the Clinic and Beyond

    For Debra Bynum, MD, her position as director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UNC School of Medicine is deeply personal. Originally hailing from Jacksonville, North Carolina, and being the first in her family to finish high school, lifelong learning became Bynum’s top value. She entered UNC School of Medicine and instantly fell in love, staying for her residency and … Continued

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    Unusual Accident, Blood Clot Diagnosis Leads Leasburg Woman to UNC’s DVT Clinic

    A Leasburg woman is grateful to be back on her feet after months of surgeries and rehabilitation.  While on a cross-country vacation, an unusual accident left her with a huge gash in her leg and swelling that wouldn’t go down. UNC’s hematology specialists determined blood clots were behind the swelling. In a recent CBS-17 news report, Cassi Frank, MMSc, PA-C, with UNC’s Deep Vein … Continued

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    Adding SNAP Benefits for Older Adults in Medicare, Medicaid Can Reduce Hospital Visits, Healthcare Costs

    A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine led by UNC School of Medicine’s Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, shows that participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by older adults dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid is associated with fewer hospital visits and lower healthcare costs. But millions of Americans do not take advantage of the program. Fo … Continued


    Medicine Providers Recognized For Rapid Response Excellence

    The “Rapid Response Recognition Report” is a quarterly recognition of providers who are “remarkable examples of excellence” during rapid response events at UNCMC. Effective utilization of the Adult Rapid Response System at UNC Medical Center is essential in the early detection of clinically worsening patients to ensure necessary resources are mobilized and adverse outcomes preven … Continued

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    Carolina Research Leads to Effective Experimental Pill to Treat COVID-19

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill research set the stage to seek emergency authorization of the first oral antiviral drug to treat COVID-19, a pill developed by the pharmaceutical companies Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. William Fischer, MD, at the UNC School of Medicine led pivotal clinical trials on the drug molnupiravir. Scientists at the University of North Ca … Continued

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    Barnes Receives Sherman Emerging Leader Prize

    Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, is a recipient of the 2021 Sherman Prizes and Sherman Emerging Leader Prize, recognizing excellence in the field of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). “When I started doing IBD research, it was the best thing that happened in my … Continued

  • Penicillin Allergy Assessments Expand to Inpatient Areas

    Imagine: You have a patient with a penicillin allergy documented in their chart. Typically, you would prescribe amoxicillin for their infection, but that is not an option because it is a penicillin-class antibiotic. Instead, you prescribe a broader-spectrum antibiotic–not your first choice except for the allergy. But, what if you learned that it is not a true allergy? Less than o … Continued