A Population Health Approach to Dramatically Reduce Heart Disease Risk

December 6, 2018

UNC School of Medicine doctors enlisted a network of health care professionals from small primary care practices and used data analytics to help identify North Carolinians at risk for cardiovascular disease. Primary care doctors could use this approach to dramatically reduce heart disease risk for tens of thousands of people across the state.

Sartor Named Crohn’s Disease Health Care Hero

December 3, 2018

The National Liberty Museum honored Balfour Sartor, MD, with its inaugural Healthcare Hero in the Field of Crohn’s Disease for his decades of work to find better treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases.

Rethinking the Strip: $1.3 Million Will Put Discovery into Practice

November 29, 2018

A landmark UNC study showed that the finger prick blood glucose test is unnecessary for most people with type 2 diabetes, and now researchers Laura Young, MD, PhD from the division of endocrinology, and Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH from family medicine have been awarded $1.3 million to implement their findings across the country.

Medicine Grand Rounds, Katie Reeder-Hayes and Louise Henderson, “Mammography, When to Start, How Often, When to Stop”

November 29, 2018

Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. Routine screening mammography is recommended by most groups issuing breast cancer screening guidelines. There are, however, important considerations for who should be screened, when screening should start, how often they should be screened, and … Continued