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November 21, 2012

Cindy Korff: A Caregiver Gives Thanks

The mother of a 22-year-old Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune says thanks to the medical professionals at UNC Hospitals who saved her son’s life and the new-found friends-for-life who buoyed her at SECU Family House while helping her son heal.

Caregivers, UNC Stories

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October 17, 2012

Ann Hartline: Living Life Large with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Asheville artist Ann Hartline was featured in Family House Diaries in July 2011. Despite new medical challenges over the past year, Ann celebrated five years of living life large with metastatic breast cancer.

Breast Cancer, Clinical Trials, UNC Stories

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September 19, 2012

Heather Ledbetter: A Second Chance with a New Liver

A life-long Henderson County native receives a second chance at life with a liver transplant after a rare bone marrow disorder caused life-threatening blood clots in her liver.

Cancer, Hepatology, Research, Transplants, UNC Stories

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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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A woman with an illustration of her bone scan.

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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