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Your Brain, on Electricity

Weak streams of electricity directed into the brain could help conditions such as depression, schizophrenia and chronic pain.

Brain Health, Neurology, Psychiatry

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What Are My Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer?

Radiation, surgery or active surveillance—which one is right for you?

Men's Health, Prostate, Prostate Cancer

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Should You Get Screened for Prostate Cancer?

The recommendations for prostate cancer screening have changed. Here’s what men need to know to protect themselves.

Men's Health, Prostate, Prostate Cancer

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A Minimally Invasive Way to Get a Hysterectomy

Surgeons can remove part or all of the uterus through a tiny incision, which usually heals with no scar.

Gynecology, OB-GYN

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At UNC Health Care, we’re constantly finding ways to use our leading global research to help patients just like you.

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Depression Prevention In Menopause

For the first time, UNC School of Medicine Research shows that hormone replacement therapy in early menopause can prevent depression.

Depression, Health, Physicians, Publications, Research

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Building a Better Opioid

Opioid crisis no more? It may be possible one day thanks to new research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Addiction, Innovation, Pain, Pharmacology, Physicians, Research

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Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Outcomes Are Abou...

Black women and white women have different breast cancer outcomes -- and it's not all about biology. UNC researchers want the answers.

Breast Cancer, Cancer, Health, Research, Social Justice

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Better Cystic Fibrosis Treatment in One Simple Test

Is personalized treatment possible for cystic fibrosis? Yes, say UNC researchers.

Chronic Illness, Cystic Fibrosis, Research

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We’re changing the world by working to improve the lives of people like you. Read about what we’re up to and what it means for your life.

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People Having a Stroke Now Have More Options for Trea...

Speedy action is still critical, but doctors’ tools have expanded, according to new treatment guidelines developed by a group of experts led by a UNC neurologist.

Physicians, Stroke

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UNC Autism Research Earns High National Honors

UNC is advancing the field of autism research, one top honor at a time.

Autism, Awards, Research

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UNC’s Bowles Alcohol Research Center Can Keep D...

UNC's Bowles Alcohol Research center is helping us understand alcohol's effects on the brain, with lots of help from the NIH.

Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, News, Research

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UNC Researchers to Lead $61 Million Asthma Treatment ...

UNC researchers are leading the way in trying to find more effective asthma treatments.

Asthma, Grants, Immunology, News, Research, Studies

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Community matters. Read the stories of hope, healing and health from patients and physicians who make UNC Health Care special.

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Learning to Live as a Young Mother, After Drugs

A unique residential treatment program gave Katelin Hunter a chance to overcome loss, incarceration and substance abuse.

Addiction, Drug Rehabilitation, Families, North Carolina, Substance Abuse, UNC Stories

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A Young Mother’s Journey to Recovery

Mothers struggling with drug addiction and their children find help through the UNC Horizons Program.

Addiction, Drug Rehabilitation, Families, North Carolina, Substance Abuse, UNC Stories

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An Obsession to Serve

After 10 years as a US Army medic, Rick Cowan turned to the UNC School of Medicine, where he will graduate this year as a physician assistant.

Community, UNC Stories

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The Gift of Sophie

Sophie Steiner, 15, lying in bed on the fifth floor of UNC Children’s Hospital, asked her parents for one last thing. None of them had any idea this one last thing would transform cancer support services for teens and young adults at the UNC Medical Center. But her request has done just that. Sophie had…

Cancer, Children, UNC Stories

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