UNC Health Care

Blog

30 AIDS awareness ribbons.

June 6, 2011

30 years of HIV/AIDS research and treatment at UNC

On June 5, 1981, the first medical article about a disease eventually known as AIDS was published. The following timeline highlights HIV/AIDS research and treatment at the University of North Carolina and University of North Carolina Health Care System since 1981.

HIV/AIDS, Research, Treatment

Read Article
Patients in a hospital.

May 23, 2011

UNC study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits

The UNC team used a statewide database to collect information on over 35,000 Emergency department (ED) visits. They learned that the top three problems that brought patients to the ED were related to pain, respiratory distress, and gastrointestinal issues (mostly nausea and vomiting).

Cancer, Oncology, Studies

Read Article
These images show brain maturation measured by cortical thickness for a representative subject with autism at age 2 (left) and age 4 (right). Thicker areas of cortex are shown in red

May 2, 2011

Brain enlargement in autism due to brain changes occurring before a...

A study by UNC researchers finds that children with autism who had enlarged brains at age 2 continued to have enlarged brains at ages 4 and 5. However, this increased brain growth did not continue beyond age 2.

Neurology, Research

Read Article
UNC Chapel

April 27, 2011

“Hey Doc, how are my kidneys?”

Drag car racer Tommy Arthur was the picture of health until his kidneys began to shut down because of IgA kidney disease.

Hepatology, UNC Stories

Read Article
An illustration of a person trapped in a medicine bottle.

April 25, 2011

Narcotic pain relief drug overdose deaths a national epidemic

Approximately 27,500 people died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2007, driven to a large extent by prescription opioid overdoses. This is 4.6 times as many deaths as all U.S. fatalities in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Treatment

Read Article
Pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Victor Perry shakes hands with Glen Kinlaw and his son

March 28, 2011

Ten-year-old neurosurgery patient catches first pitch, presents $10...

Zion Kenlaw, an aspiring baseball catcher, was diagnosed with a brain cyst last October. One week later, he and his family traveled from Wilmington, N.C. to UNC Hospitals for surgery to remove the cyst.

Neurology, UNC Stories

Read Article
Johnny and Phyllis Deal.

March 17, 2011

Family House Diaries: Johnny and Phyllis Deal

An uncommon tumor and two co-existing conditions it triggered have given a 55-year-old Lenior, N.C., man a roller-coaster of a medical journey. He’s also gained a precious gift: more time with his grandson.

UNC Stories

Read Article
Federico Innocenti

March 7, 2011

Cancer pharmacology expert joins UNC personalized-medicine institute

Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD, has been appointed associate professor of pharmacy in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He will serve as associate director of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Cancer

Read Article
Carey Anders

February 9, 2011

Carey Anders, Katherine Hoadley are first recipients of new brain t...

Dr. Anders was chosen for her work on the identification of the prognosis and treatment of breast cancer brain metastases. Dr. Hoadley is being recognized for her contributions to a UNC-led analysis of glioblastomas (fast-growing malignant brain tumors).

Awards, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Neurology, Oncology, Research

Read Article
Illustration of a child's breathing airways

February 3, 2011

UNC researchers developing computer models for pediatric airway pro...

A team of UNC-Chapel Hill researchers has been awarded a $3.6 million grant to develop computer models that will allow physicians to predict which treatments will work best in children with upper airway problems.

Pulmonology, Research

Read Article
A fluorescently labeled neuron in which the apoptosis pathway is inhibited. Image source: Deshmukh lab

January 18, 2011

New molecule could save brain cells from neurodegeneration, stroke

This discovery could herald a new treatment to prompt brain cells to survive in the wake of neurodegeneration or acute injury like stroke.

Innovation, Research, Stroke, Studies

Read Article

January 13, 2011

UNC surgeons pioneer new approach to aneurysms: Go through the nose

Dr. Anand V. Germanwala and Dr. Adam M. Zanation have published a paper describing a surgery they performed that is believed to be the first reported clipping of a ruptured brain aneurysm through a patient's nose.

Innovation, Neurology, Treatment

Read Article