Tag: Medicine

Illustration of two human figures with gears showing the machinery of the body concept

October 14, 2016

Researchers find two distinct genetic subtypes in Crohn’s disease p...

The UNC School of Medicine discovery could lead to more effective, personalized treatments for the debilitating gastrointestinal condition.

Genetics, Research

Read Article
John Buse

March 1, 2016

New type-2 diabetes therapy proves better than traditional insulin ...

UNC-led global phase-3 clinical trial sets the stage for improved management of a disease that affects nearly 30 million Americans.

Diabetes, Research, Treatment

Read Article
UNC Chapel

January 27, 2016

Pignone featured by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

UNC's Dr. Michael Pignone is featured in two videos, a press release and a podcast discussing the Task Force's recommendation that clinicians should screen all adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, for depression.

Awards

Read Article
Illustration of blood cells in a vein.

January 20, 2016

New gene therapy treatment proves effective for rare blood disorder

Researchers at the University of North Carolina and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia treated factor VII deficient dogs with normal copies of genes; three years later the dogs remain healthy with no side effects.

Genetics, Hematology, Treatment

Read Article
Illustration of a line of people

November 14, 2014

Sickle cell trait in African-Americans associated with increased ki...

Vimal Derebail, MD, MPH, is co-first author of the study and Abhijit Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, is co-senior author. Both are members of the UNC Kidney Center.

Genetics, Hepatology, Research

Read Article
Prescription pill bottles with different medications.

May 15, 2014

Medications can help adults with alcohol use disorders reduce drinking

Although alcohol use disorders are associated with many health problems, including cancers, stroke and depression, fewer than one-third of people with the disorders receive any treatment and less than 10 percent receive medications to help reduce alcohol consumption.

Mental Health, Research, Substance Abuse

Read Article
Illustration of the concept of the thought process with colorful circles and arrows pointing to other circles with question marks.

March 4, 2014

Protocol developed by UNC researchers reduces alcohol-related hospi...

The new protocol helps health care providers determine which patients need hospital admission and those whose needs can be met with outpatient treatment.

Substance Abuse

Read Article
Amanda Nelson

October 21, 2011

More African Americans burdened by osteoarthritis in multiple large...

African Americans were also more likely to have knee osteoarthritis, but less likely to be affected by hand osteoarthritis than Caucasians, according to new findings from UNC's long-running Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Arthritis, Chronic Illness, Pain, Social Justice

Read Article
Yvonne Golightly

October 12, 2011

Can a short leg cause knee or hip pain?

If one of your legs is shorter than the other, that may increase your risk of pain in your knees or hips, some researchers suspect. UNC’s Yvonne Golightly, PT, PhD, explains what researchers do and don’t know about this surprisingly common condition.

Pain, Treatment

Read Article
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

Read Article
Illustration of a pair of hands holding a clipboard with a question mark on it.

April 26, 2010

UNC-led team develops ‘toolkit’ to address health literacy barriers

The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released the “Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit,” which was prepared for AHRQ by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The toolkit, which can be downloaded as a PDF from the AHRQ website, is designed to help primary care doctors and their staffs learn how to communicate more effectively with their patients.

Innovation, Studies, Technology

Read Article