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Read stories about families who have battled through illnesses, doctors who have gone above the call of duty, and more — because their stories are your stories, too.

x-ray of curved spine

November 19, 2018

One Man’s Experience with Scoliosis, and a Surgical Solution

Correction surgery helped repair an 80-degree spinal curve.

Back Pain, Neurosurgery

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UNC patient Cameron and his parents

October 17, 2018

AED Saves Teenager’s Life After Cardiac Arrest

An unexpected collapse highlights the importance of automated external defibrillators in public places.

Heart Health, UNC Stories

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View of Henderson, NC, from a high vantage point.

August 29, 2018

Kenan Scholars Story: Henderson

UNC Health Care is committed to expanding the number of primary care physicians who serve in rural and underserved areas in North Carolina. To that end, the Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars Program gives medical students an opportunity to complete a six-week summer internship at a rural health care clinic. Each student works with a…

Community, Education, UNC Stories

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UNC patient Avery Dixon

June 29, 2018

Growing Up with a Rare Disease

Avery Dixon is like any 10-year-old—except she’s living with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and its complications.

UNC Stories

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UNC patient Beth Welch during a sky dive

June 14, 2018

Spinal Surgery Won’t Keep Her Grounded

70-year-old Beth Welch hurt her back in 2015 in a skydiving accident; now, she’s back to her favorite hobby.

UNC Stories

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Bradelyn, a UNC Transplant patient

May 16, 2018

Boy with Kidney Failure Thrives After Landmark Transplant

When he was 3, Bradelyn Douglas was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening disorder. Today, he’s an active and healthy 8-year-old.

Transplants, UNC Stories

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Two couples on a boat at sunset

April 25, 2018

A Caregiver’s Guide to Self-Care

When you’re caring for someone who is seriously sick or injured, it’s important to care for yourself, too.

Cancer, Families

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