UNC Health Talk

Category: Innovation

The Solitaire FR device is used to remove blood clots from blocked vessels in the brain.

April 17, 2012

UNC Health Care offers new treatment for stroke

UNC Hospitals is the first medical center in the Triangle to offer treatment for stroke patients with a new device that mechanically removes blood clots from blocked vessels in the brain.

Innovation, Stroke, Treatment

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Image of white matter pathways extracted from diffusion tensor imaging data for infants at-risk for autism. Warmer colors represent higher fractional anisotropy. Image created by Jason Wolff

February 17, 2012

Brain imaging differences evident at 6 months in infants who develo...

This study led by UNC researchers suggests that autism does not appear suddenly in young children, but instead develops over time during infancy.

Autism, Innovation, Research

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UNC Chapel

September 14, 2011

UNC opens first inpatient perinatal psychiatry unit in U.S.

The UNC Department of Psychiatry and the UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders have opened a 5-bed unit for women with moderate to severe post-partum depression (PPD). The unit is the first of its kind in the United States.

Innovation, Mental Health, Psychiatry

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Yi Zhang

July 21, 2011

UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA

For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units -- adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. In recent history, scientists have expanded that list from four to six. Now researchers from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered the seventh and eighth bases of DNA.

Genetics, Innovation, Research

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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

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Illustration of a pair of hands holding a clipboard with a question mark on it.

April 26, 2010

UNC-led team develops ‘toolkit’ to address health literacy barriers

The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released the “Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit,” which was prepared for AHRQ by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The toolkit, which can be downloaded as a PDF from the AHRQ website, is designed to help primary care doctors and their staffs learn how to communicate more effectively with their patients.

Innovation, Studies, Technology

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October 29, 2009

No longer lost in translation: Interpreters replace pagers with iPo...

At UNC Hospitals, the Interpreter Services department has dumped both pagers and cell phones in favor of a device they find to be much more effective in meeting their needs: the Apple iPod touch.

Innovation, Technology

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UNC Chapel

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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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

UNC Health Care expands treatment options with CyberKnife robotic r...

CHAPEL HILL - Last week UNC Health Care began treating patients with the CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system, a groundbreaking medical device that is designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter accuracy.

Cancer, Devices, Innovation

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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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UNC Chapel

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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