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Women in the study will wear estradiol or placebo patches similar to the ones shown here.

January 12, 2011

UNC researchers investigate estrogen replacement therapy to prevent...

The study, which began in August 2010 and will be conducted entirely at UNC, seeks to enroll a total of 320 women ages 45 to 55 who are in the menopause transition. All will be randomized to receive treatment with estradiol (estrogen replacement) skin patches or placebo.

Cardiology, Mental Health, Research

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Yehuda Ringel

January 5, 2011

Rifaximin provides significant relief of irritable bowel syndrome s...

Two studies, conducted in part at the UNC School of Medicine, found that the benefits of treatment with rifaximin persisted for 10 weeks after patients stopped taking the broad-spectrum antibiotic.

Chronic Illness, Gastroenterology, Studies, Treatment

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Wesley Telsrow

December 15, 2010

Family House Diaries – Wesley Telsrow: Radiating a Gratitude ...

A double-lung transplant gives a 22-year-old cystic fibrosis patient a new lease on life, complete with gratitude. For the first time in his young life, Wesley Telsrow can sleep lying down rather than sitting up and laugh without coughing.

Chronic Illness, Cystic Fibrosis, UNC Stories

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UNC Chapel

December 14, 2010

Should you go gluten-free?

If you love traditional bread sticks, cake or cookies, you may find the recent popularity of the gluten-free diet bewildering.

Health, Wellness

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November 22, 2010

UNC Hospitals earns Magnet designation for nursing excellence

UNC Hospitals is one of 378 facilities in the world, and among only 6 percent of all U.S. hospitals, that have earned Magnet designation.

Awards, Nursing

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Many people believe doing crossword puzzles helps prevent Alzheimer's disease

November 16, 2010

Can you prevent Alzheimer’s disease by doing crossword puzzles?

By stripping patients of their memories, Alzheimer’s disease gradually robs people of their very identities. Patients eventually lose the ability to care for themselves and to control basic bodily functions, such as swallowing and urination. No one has a cure

Alzheimer's, Treatment, Wellness

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UNC Chapel

November 8, 2010

Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, we...

In the largest study to date of the Arthritis Foundation’s Tai Chi program, participants showed improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being.

Arthritis, Pain, Research, Studies, Wellness

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A plate with a knife and fork on it with a tape measure.

October 29, 2010

Women with anorexia nervosa more likely to have unplanned pregnancies

These results may be driven by a mistaken belief among women with anorexia that they can’t get pregnant because they are not menstruating or are having irregular periods.

Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Studies

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UNC Chapel

October 15, 2010

Wake Heart & Vascular Affiliates with UNC Health Care

Wake Heart & Vascular Associates (Wake Heart) announced Friday, Oct. 15, it will affiliate with the UNC Health Care System. This affiliation will take place in January 2011.

Heart Health

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Stephen Frye

September 14, 2010

National Cancer Institute awards two cancer drug discovery contract...

These contracts, called Task Orders, were awarded in support of the NCI’s Chemical Biology Consortium (CBC) program, and provide funding to one-year and 18-month milestones respectively.

Awards, Cancer, Innovation, Research

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UNC Hospitals staff use friction applicators like the one shown above to scrub a patient's skin with a 2% chlorhexidine gluconate/70% isopropyl alcohol formula to prevent infection.

August 30, 2010

UNC Hospitals reduces central-line associated bloodstream infection...

A new study shows that several interventions implemented over a 10-year period prevented an estimated 887 infections and 244 deaths and saved UNC Hospitals more than $20 million in treatment costs.

Hematology, Studies

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Illustration of a hand holding a paddle.

August 9, 2010

Corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide, UNC studi...

Three studies led by UNC researchers find that spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the U.S. and worldwide, despite bans in 24 countries.

Studies

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