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New national multicenter study: vitamins didn't cut stroke risk

February 03, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Hopes that high doses of certain vitamins could help prevent a second stroke in people who already suffered one took a hit today as scientists released findings from a major multicenter study of that possibility.Their investigation showed no significant differences over two years between a group of 1,827 stroke... Read more »

Grant to N.C. Prevention Partners reaches more people in need across state

February 03, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — N.C. Prevention Partners, a program allied with the N.C. Institute for Public Health, received a grant last fall from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust of Winston-Salem, and has recently added two prevention programs to underserved areas statewide as a result of the funding.The N.C. Institute for Public Health... Read more »

Flu is focus of Friday's Public Health Grand Rounds

January 28, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — The public health community’s response to an especially perilous flu season is the subject of “Influenza and Beyond: Responding to Vaccine-Preventable Diseases,” a one-hour webcast and satellite broadcast Friday (Jan. 30) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Broadcast viewers participating at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill... Read more »

Roper tapped to lead UNC Health Care System, medical school

January 23, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — William L. Roper, dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named chief executive officer of the University of North Carolina Health Care System. The appointment, effective March 15, was announced today (Jan. 23) by UNC President Molly Corbett... Read more »

Research reveals social isolation boosts teen girls' suicide thoughts

January 07, 2004 CHAPEL HILL – Parents probably can get no more devastating news than that one of their children has committed suicide.Why such tragedies occur has been much studied and strongly debated, but what’s clear is that suicide among U.S. teens has risen dramatically in recent years. It now is the third leading cause... Read more »