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NY Times Article on Aging Includes UNC's Senior Mentor Program

NY Times Article on Aging Includes UNC's Senior Mentor Program

The New York Times featured UNC's Senior Mentor Program from the division of geriatric medicine in an article published on October 12.

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Providers Often Fail to Consider Ehrlichia When Treating Tick-borne Infections

Providers Often Fail to Consider Ehrlichia When Treating Tick-borne Infections

When a patient presents with signs and symptoms suspicious for a tick-borne illness, medical providers in central North Carolina regularly test for Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, but often don’t think about Ehrlichia, according to researchers.

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Dementia-Friendly Hospital Initiative Kicks Off First Planning Meeting

Dementia-Friendly Hospital Initiative Kicks Off First Planning Meeting

A pilot initiative at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus will design elder care training to build dementia-friendly hospitals and communities. An advisory board meeting took place on September 26, 2018.

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Fecal Incontinence Study Compares Treatment Efficiency, Safety and Cost

Fecal Incontinence Study Compares Treatment Efficiency, Safety and Cost

The UNC School of Medicine is one of four clinical sites participating in a five-year $10 million NIH-funded project to identify the most effective treatment options for fecal incontinence.

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Eastowne Special Permit Approved By Chapel Hill Town Council

Eastowne Special Permit Approved By Chapel Hill Town Council

The department of medicine plans to create a differentiating multi-disciplinary care experience, that will be delivered in a time and cost-efficient patient-centered manner.

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New CBS 'Survivor' Cast Features One of Medicine’s Own

New CBS 'Survivor' Cast Features One of Medicine’s Own

Chief resident Dr. Alison Raybould joins the cast of a new season of Survivor, competing for $1 million.

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Ria Dancel, MD, on Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Ria Dancel, MD, on Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Dr. Ria Dances says point-of-care (POCUS) ultrasound is the next step in the evolution of internists, enhancing physical diagnosis skills and patient-physician relationships. She has published two papers about POCUS in the Journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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Advanced Age Brings Unique Needs, Particularly in the ED.

UNC's Hillsborough ED earns first-in-state accreditation for geriatric-emergency department, one of about 20 to receive this designation nationwide.

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Proof-of-Concept HIV Immunotherapy Study Passes Phase 1 Safety Trial

Proof-of-Concept HIV Immunotherapy Study Passes Phase 1 Safety Trial

Julia Sung, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has proven the safety of a new immunotherapy to re-educate the body’s immune system to better fight HIV infection. The results were recently published in the journal Molecular Therapy.

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NIH Funds UNC Study to Investigate Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Zika

NIH Funds UNC Study to Investigate Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Zika

UNC researchers led by Elizabeth Stringer, MD, Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, and Aravinda de Silva, PhD, along with collaborators in Nicaragua, have been given a five-year, $2.7 million R01 award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to better understand the epidemiology of Zika virus in pregnancy and the impact the virus has on infant neurodevelopment.

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Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant health and fitness apps actually have little to do with health

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant health and fitness apps actually have little to do with health

UNC researchers led by Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, reviewed more than 300 apps in the health and fitness categories of app stores for hands-free, voice-activated assistants, including Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant; they found very few had a clear health focus.

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Cardiology Researchers Find Racial Disparities in Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

Cardiology Researchers Find Racial Disparities in Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

Sameer Arora, MD, a UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow, led a study reviewing hospitalizations for a certain type of heart attack that occurred over a 15-year period and found consistent differences in the treatment of black and white patients.

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Beth L. Jonas, MD, Is Named Chief of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

Beth L. Jonas, MD, Is Named Chief of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

After a national search, Ronald Falk, MD, chair of the department of medicine has announced that Beth L. Jonas, MD, Reeves Foundation Professor of Medicine, has been appointed chief of the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology.

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