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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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Pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Victor Perry shakes hands with Glen Kinlaw and his son

March 28, 2011

Ten-year-old neurosurgery patient catches first pitch, presents $10...

Zion Kenlaw, an aspiring baseball catcher, was diagnosed with a brain cyst last October. One week later, he and his family traveled from Wilmington, N.C. to UNC Hospitals for surgery to remove the cyst.

Neurology, UNC Stories

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Johnny and Phyllis Deal.

March 17, 2011

Family House Diaries: Johnny and Phyllis Deal

An uncommon tumor and two co-existing conditions it triggered have given a 55-year-old Lenior, N.C., man a roller-coaster of a medical journey. He’s also gained a precious gift: more time with his grandson.

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Wesley Telsrow

December 15, 2010

Family House Diaries – Wesley Telsrow: Radiating a Gratitude ...

A double-lung transplant gives a 22-year-old cystic fibrosis patient a new lease on life, complete with gratitude. For the first time in his young life, Wesley Telsrow can sleep lying down rather than sitting up and laugh without coughing.

Chronic Illness, Cystic Fibrosis, UNC Stories

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Sheri and Dennis Foster

July 22, 2010

Family House Diaries: Getting Life Back After a Liver Transplant

Almost seven weeks after receiving a new liver, Dennis Foster, 56, returns to work part-time as a ranger with the U.S. Forest Service, forever grateful for a second chance thanks to the kindness of strangers.

Transplants, UNC Stories

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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

Deaf former Miss America Heather Whitestone McCallum to discuss her...

Heather Whitestone McCallum had already led a life of remarkable achievement before she became a mother. In 1994, she was crowned Miss America, the first woman with a disability to win that title. She had been profoundly deaf since she was 18 months old.

Hearing, UNC Stories

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Man who received double-lung transplant at UNC Hospitals to compete...

CHAPEL HILL - Scott Johnson has come a long, long way since September 2001, when he lay in a bed at UNC Hospitals waiting for the double-lung transplant that he needed to save his life.

Fitness, Transplants, UNC Stories

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