Category: Treatment

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, Patient Stories, Treatment

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Illustration of a flu virus.

October 25, 2011

Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines

People carrying extra pounds may need extra protection from influenza. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective.

Nutrition, Studies, Treatment, Wellness

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Music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett works with two patients at North Carolina Children's Hospital.

June 15, 2011

Music therapy helps patients cope with illness, regain health

Recent news stories highlighted how music therapy helped Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot to her head. At North Carolina Children's Hospital, music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett engages chronically ill children with singing, song writing and playing musical instruments as a way to help them cope with their diseases.

Health, Pain Management, Treatment

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30 AIDS awareness ribbons.

June 6, 2011

30 years of HIV/AIDS research and treatment at UNC

On June 5, 1981, the first medical article about a disease eventually known as AIDS was published. The following timeline highlights HIV/AIDS research and treatment at the University of North Carolina and University of North Carolina Health Care System since 1981.

HIV/AIDS, Research, Treatment

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An illustration of a person trapped in a medicine bottle.

April 25, 2011

Narcotic pain relief drug overdose deaths a national epidemic

Approximately 27,500 people died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2007, driven to a large extent by prescription opioid overdoses. This is 4.6 times as many deaths as all U.S. fatalities in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program (STEP) Symposium

Schizophrenia is an illness that is twice as common as Alzheimer's disease. More than two million Americans cope with this brain disease, which affects the ability to process information, organize thoughts and perceive the environment. An estimated one out of 100 people will develop schizophrenia in their lifetime.

Mental Health, Treatment

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February 14, 2008

UNC Hospitals Establishes Rapid Response Team

CHAPEL HILL -- Many hospitals have emergency resuscitation teams that spring into action when a patient goes into cardiopulmonary arrest -- when the person's heart or lungs, or both, stop working. When this happens at UNC Hospitals, it's called a "Code Blue."

Procedures, Treatment

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