June 12, 2019 The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has received a five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to run a randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of a behavioral weight loss program based on an adapted form of the Mediterranean diet.
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June 12, 2019 As rural hospital closures become more common, many patients are left without sources of care, raising ethical questions about hospitals’ and clinicians’ responsibilities during and after closures.
New awards from The Duke Endowment to Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute will support breastfeeding across the Carolinas
June 12, 2019 ENRICH Carolinas, a project that supports hospitals in improving maternity care practices for mothers and babies, will be expanded across North and South Carolina thanks to awards from The Duke Endowment totaling $5 million.
June 11, 2019 In a Perspective column for the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Jonathan Oberlander explores the challenges a divided government poses for the future of the Affordable Care Act.
May 31, 2019 New research from the Gillings School found that only half of opioid treatment programs provide contraception or other reproductive and sexual health services to reproductive-age women enrolled in their programs.
UNC’s NAPSACC program receives national recognition as “best evidence for impact” on childhood obesity
May 30, 2019 Go NAPSACC, an online version of the program that guides child care providers through a five-step process to help them foster healthy eating and physical activity, currently is in use by 20 states and continues to expand.
May 22, 2019 Fifty researchers from 15 institutions will examine factors influencing disease risk and resilience in Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta.
May 22, 2019 Each May — National Stroke Awareness Month — people become acutely aware of the enormous challenge that strokes pose for individual well-being and public health. At the Gillings School, researchers and students confront the challenge year-round.
May 15, 2019 "Disrupted: Eviction & Health in Durham, NC" is a website and exhibit that offers a glimpse into how eviction often leads to poor health outcomes. The project, which sheds light on this issue in Durham, North Carolina, is the work of Karla Jimenez-Magdaleno, a dual Master’s degree candidate in public health and city and regional planning.
Rural patients who receive medical care far from home less likely to go to nursing facilities near where they live
April 26, 2019 Many patients who live in rural areas travel to urban hospitals for acute care. A recent study found that many of these patients subsequently obtain post-acute care from skilled nursing facilities that are not near their homes – and the further away the hospital, the less likely patients are to return to their home community for care.