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April 29, 2008

UNC student-run free health clinic celebrates 40 years of service

CHAPEL HILL – A Carrboro-based health clinic run by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students – the oldest such operation in the United States – is marking 40 years of service with a birthday party at the Carrboro Arts Center this Sunday (April 13).

Community, North Carolina

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Illustration of three colorful digestive organs, including stomach, liver and intestines.

April 29, 2008

UNC Hospitals helps pioneer new imaging device for liver, gallbladd...

UNC Hospitals has joined a small number of hospitals nationwide that is using a new imaging device that provides direct images from inside the ducts as well as access to obtain tissue biopsies.

Innovation, Research, Technology

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Newborn baby.

February 14, 2008

Doctors at UNC Hospitals perform rare, complex surgery to save life...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Physicians at UNC Hospitals on Monday performed a rare, complex operation on an infant whose head and shoulders were delivered by Caesarean section while the rest of the baby stayed inside the mother’s womb.

Innovation, Pain, UNC Stories

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February 14, 2008

UNC Health Care establishes Center for Excellence in Chronic Illnes...

It’s a tradition and a standing appointment for several University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine faculty and UNC Hospitals staff. No latex gloves, stethoscopes, pens or agendas are required. The only order of business is to celebrate Floyd “Buddy” Davis’ birthday.

Awards, Chronic Illness

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February 14, 2008

Bayer fellowship grant to support graduate fellows in coagulation r...

Bayer Biological Products officials have awarded a grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis that will enhance a program supporting postdoctoral or graduate fellows pursuing careers in coagulation-disorder research.

Research

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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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