UNC Health Talk

Category: Pulmonology

Man sleeping in his bed and snoring loudly

April 8, 2021

Snoring vs. Sleep Apnea – Is There a Difference?

Sleep apnea can be a health hazard. Ask yourself these questions to find out how to tell the difference between the two.

Pulmonology, Sleep

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Robotic Lung

November 8, 2017

Lung Disease Patients Benefit from Robot-Assisted Procedures

Advances in minimally invasive surgical approaches mean smaller incisions, less bleeding and faster recoveries.

Lung Cancer, Pulmonology

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E-cigarettes

September 3, 2017

Can E-cigarettes help COPD patients quit smoking and reduce harm to...

Using data from two studies on COPD, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine are trying to understand the effects of e-cigarettes on use patterns and whether they can mitigate the worst health outcomes of COPD. Initial results of a preliminary study do not reflect positively on e-cigarettes.

COPD, News, Pulmonology, Research, Tobacco

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September 1, 2017

Chronic Bronchitis: New Insights Could Lead to First Diagnostic Tes...

A New England Journal of Medicine study describes how airway dehydration makes mucus thick—the hallmark of chronic bronchitis, the precursor to deadly COPD.

COPD, News, Pulmonology, Tobacco

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Lung Spheroid Cells

August 4, 2017

Scientists create stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions

Through a joint UNC School of Medicine-NC State research project shows how to harvest lung stem cells non-invasively and then multiply healthy cells – a potentially powerful therapy against inflammatory lung conditions.

COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, News, Publications, Pulmonology, Research

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April 8, 2014

UNC researchers find genetic trigger for RSV-induced infant hospita...

The discovery could lead to new therapies and better diagnostics, resulting in fewer hospitalizations of children with respiratory syncytial virus, the leading cause of severe lung infection in babies.

Genetics, Pulmonology, Research

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Nigel Mackman

April 1, 2013

Newly approved blood thinner may increase susceptibility to some vi...

A study led by UNC researchers indicates that a newly approved blood thinner that blocks a key component of the human blood clotting system may increase the risk and severity of certain viral infections, including flu and myocarditis.

Pulmonology, Studies

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May 16, 2012

Collin Peterjohn: A Profound Opportunity for a Second Chance

A 25-year-old Charlotte man gets a second chance at life with a profound recovery from serious lung injuries sustained in a fire that left his family homeless.

Pulmonology, UNC Stories

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