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Category: UNC Stories

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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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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March 20, 2012

Luella Love: New Lungs for a New Life

A 48-year-old Concord woman receives a double-lung transplant, giving her a second chance at life, a life her mother had been told wouldn’t exceed her daughter’s entry to kindergarten.

Cystic Fibrosis, Transplants, UNC Stories

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February 15, 2012

David Alston: Snatching the Silver Lining from the Cloud of a Cance...

A 42-year-old Carrboro resident prepares for UNC Hospitals’ first triple-tandem stem cell transplant in an adult for the treatment of a testicular cancer recurrence, growing in wisdom and insight along the way.

Cancer, Transplants, UNC Stories

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UNC Chapel

January 18, 2012

Older women with normal T-scores may not need bone mineral density ...

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations have recommended that women ages 65 and older be routinely screened for osteoporosis using bone mineral density (BMD) screening.

UNC Stories, 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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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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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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June 14, 2011

A Brand New Day – Patient stories from Rex

Rex Healthcare is excited to announce the premier of new commercials - A Brand New Day! The commercials 'star' Rex patients who share their inspiring stories.

REX, UNC Stories

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UNC Chapel

April 27, 2011

“Hey Doc, how are my kidneys?”

Drag car racer Tommy Arthur was the picture of health until his kidneys began to shut down because of IgA kidney disease.

Hepatology, UNC Stories

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