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Miraiam eating lunch

June 19, 2013

Afghan girl departs for home after heart surgery at UNC

A North Carolina nonprofit organization and a UNC Hospitals volunteer partnered to bring an 8-year-old girl with congenital heart problems to UNC for medical treatment.

Cardiology, Heart Health, Treatment, UNC Stories

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A photo of a pile of colorful peanuts

January 7, 2013

Sublingual immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for peanut allergy

Daily doses of a liquid containing peanut powder, in gradually increasing amounts, enabled patients with peanut allergy to safely consume peanut in amounts at least 10 times greater than their baseline.

Food Allergies, Immunity, Research

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Illustration of an egg

July 18, 2012

UNC researchers discover promising new treatment for egg allergy

Giving egg-allergic children small amounts of egg over many months found to reduce severe reactions, help some shed the allergy entirely.

Allergies, Food Allergies, Research, Treatment

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Photo illustration of baby getting a bath

June 4, 2012

Baby wash products linked to false positive screening results for m...

Sleuthing by a multidisciplinary team at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals revealed the culprit behind an unexpected spike in “false positive” cannabis exposure screening results.

Pregnancy, Studies, Substance Abuse

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Illustration of a flu virus.

October 25, 2011

Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines

People carrying extra pounds may need extra protection from influenza. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective.

Nutrition, Studies, Treatment, Wellness

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Music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett works with two patients at North Carolina Children's Hospital.

June 15, 2011

Music therapy helps patients cope with illness, regain health

Recent news stories highlighted how music therapy helped Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot to her head. At North Carolina Children's Hospital, music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett engages chronically ill children with singing, song writing and playing musical instruments as a way to help them cope with their diseases.

Health, Pain, Treatment

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Cynthia Bulik

August 4, 2010

UNC eating-disorders expert: The ‘freshman 15’ is only ...

First-year college students are at risk for gaining weight and developing eating disorders. Two University of North Carolina Health Care experts weigh in on how to develop healthy eating habits on campus.

Mental Health

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