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Category: Chronic Illness

March 14, 2014

Fearing pain and avoiding activities contribute to disability and c...

New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine suggests that fear avoidance contributes to disability and pain in children with Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) but not Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Chronic Illness, Pain, Research

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A man grabs his neck in pain.

May 2, 2013

Persistent pain after stressful events may have a neurobiological b...

A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first to identify a genetic risk factor for persistent pain after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision and sexual assault.

Chronic Illness, Neurology, Pain, Stress, Wellness

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June 20, 2012

Rosanne Griffith: In Search of the New Normal

A Gastonia woman seeks a new normal as she undergoes treatment for an uncommon and chronic neuromuscular disorder that left the accomplished crafter without interest in or passion for her life-long hobbies.

Chronic Illness, Treatment, UNC Stories

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Sarah Bouchard

May 7, 2012

Coping with a Chronic Illness

Post by Sarah Bouchard - Waking up groggy from my very first colonoscopy in November 2000, all I could think about was eating some real food. A few minutes later, my doctor informed my mother and I of the news ...

Chronic Illness

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January 23, 2012

Diets high in fiber won’t protect against diverticulosis

For more than 40 years, scientists and physicians have thought eating a high-fiber diet lowered a person’s risk of diverticulosis, a disease of the large intestine in which pouches develop in the colon wall.

Chronic Illness, Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Wellness

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A high-content screen with mouse primary cortical neurons identified several topoisomerase I and II inhibitors (white flurries covering pink neuron) that unsilence the paternal copy of Ube3a. Illustration by Janet Iwasa.

December 21, 2011

UNC study could lead to a treatment for Angelman syndrome

An interdisciplinary team of UNC scientists say they have found a way to “awaken” the paternal allele of Ube3a, which could lead to a potential treatment strategy for AS. Their results were published online by the journal Nature.

Chronic Illness, UNC Stories

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Brittany and Chuck Pope

December 19, 2011

Chuck and Brittany Pope: Drawn Closer Through Serious Illness

A young couple from Pitt County weathers a bad disease, an unexpected relapse and toxic treatments over a journey that has brought them closer after it earlier drove them apart.

Chronic Illness, UNC Stories

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