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February 14, 2008

Deaf former Miss America Heather Whitestone McCallum to discuss her...

Heather Whitestone McCallum had already led a life of remarkable achievement before she became a mother. In 1994, she was crowned Miss America, the first woman with a disability to win that title. She had been profoundly deaf since she was 18 months old.

Hearing, UNC Stories

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February 14, 2008

UNC Hospitals is first in North Carolina to offer ‘blood washing’ t...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Gary Simpson tried just about everything to lower his extremely high cholesterol levels, but nothing seemed to work.

Hematology, Innovation

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February 14, 2008

Anabolic steroids may improve surgical repair of torn shoulder tend...

CHAPEL HILL -- New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates that treatment with anabolic steroids may improve surgical repair of massive or recurrent tears of the shoulder’s rotator cuff tendons.

Orthopedics, Research, Studies

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February 14, 2008

UNC scientists discover molecular pathway leading to nerve growth, ...

CHAPEL HILL -- Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered key steps involved in regulating nerve growth and regeneration that may have implications for spinal cord research.

Innovation, Neurology

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February 14, 2008

Art and mental health collide in schizophrenia art exhibit

RALEIGH – For several patients of the UNC Department of Psychiatry STEP (Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program) program, April 18 was a hallmark day. It is the opening of a four-month exhibit – Brushes with Life: Art, Artists, and Mental Illness – at the North Carolina Museum of Art and they are the featured artists.

Community, Mental Health

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February 14, 2008

Discovery in parasite movement may offer insights into malaria

CHAPEL HILL -- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists have discovered a protein in the cell wall of parasites that’s crucial to the molecular mechanism allowing them to move between cells, survive and cause disease.

Immunity, Research

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February 14, 2008

UNC Hospitals offers innovative new treatment for Barrett’s e...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina Hospitals is one of a limited number of medical centers nationwide to offer photodynamic therapy to treat Barrett's esophagus, a condition that can lead to cancer.

Innovation, Treatment

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February 14, 2008

UNC offers training program for nurses as responsibilities in foren...

CHAPEL HILL - In response to a large number of assault crimes being reported statewide, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing is offering nurses a dual program for forensic nurse examiner and sexual assault nurse examiner training.

Sexual Assault, Treatment

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February 14, 2008

Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program (STEP) Symposium

Schizophrenia is an illness that is twice as common as Alzheimer's disease. More than two million Americans cope with this brain disease, which affects the ability to process information, organize thoughts and perceive the environment. An estimated one out of 100 people will develop schizophrenia in their lifetime.

Mental Health, Treatment

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Illustration of three brains increasing in size.

February 14, 2008

Research: autistic children’s brains grow larger during first...

CHAPEL HILL - By age 2, children with the often-devastating neurological condition physicians call autism show a generalized enlargement of their brains, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University medical schools study concludes.

Neurology, Research

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February 14, 2008

Computer keyboards in health-care settings should be disinfected da...

In the health-care setting, computers are now almost as common as tongue depressors.

Research, Workplace Health

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February 14, 2008

Idursulfase is effective treatment for Hunter syndrome, UNC-led cli...

CHAPEL HILL – An article reporting results from a pivotal clinical trial that helped gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the first treatment for Hunter syndrome has been published online by the journal Genetics in Medicine.

Chronic Illness, Clinical Trials, Studies

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