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Category: Chronic Illness

Chuck and Brittany Pope with their son

December 19, 2011

Serious illness can be a great teacher

Elizabeth Swaringen, who writes our Family House Diaries stories, shares additional insights about the couple featured in the latest installment.

Chronic Illness, UNC Stories

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December 7, 2011

UNC Health Care, BCBSNC open Carolina Advanced Health practice

Carolina Advanced Health, a new primary care physician practice from UNC Health Care and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) specializing in the treatment of adults with chronic medical conditions, opened Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Chronic Illness

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Mary Anne Dooley

November 16, 2011

Study: Mycophenolate is superior to azathioprine as treatment for l...

An international study finds that the immunosuppressant drug mycophenolate mofetil is superior to azathioprine, an older immunosuppressant, as a maintenance therapy for lupus nephritis. Dr. Mary Anne Dooley of UNC is first author of the study.

Chronic Illness, Research, Studies, Treatment

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Amanda Nelson

October 21, 2011

More African Americans burdened by osteoarthritis in multiple large...

African Americans were also more likely to have knee osteoarthritis, but less likely to be affected by hand osteoarthritis than Caucasians, according to new findings from UNC's long-running Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Arthritis, Chronic Illness, Pain, Social Justice

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Michael W. Fried

September 14, 2011

24-week hepatitis C treatment as effective as 48-week treatment

A new study, conducted in part at UNC, finds that a 24-week triple medication treatment course for hepatitis C is just as effective as a 48-week regimen.

Chronic Illness, Hepatitis C, Treatment

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Scott Johnson

July 13, 2011

When cystic fibrosis patients grow up

In the 1950s, children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis usually died before they reached school age. Thanks to improved treatments, many patients now survive for decades, changing the ways that their doctors care for them.

Chronic Illness, Cystic Fibrosis, UNC Stories

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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

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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Young man smiling.

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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