University of North Carolina Health Care

The UNC Health Care System is a not-for-profit integrated health care system, owned by the State of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill.It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care. A distinguishing characteristic of UNC Health Care is its association with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution. This relationship gives UNC Health Care a powerful pathway for moving the results of biomedical research from medical school laboratories to patient care settings.UNC Health Care has been granted broad powers by the North Carolina General Assembly to assure its management flexibility and competitiveness in a rapidly changing health care business environment. The enterprise is governed by a board of directors appointed by the University of North Carolina.

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pay-it-forward model increases STD testing among gay men in China

Chinese gay men who were offered a free screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia and then asked to donate to the testing of another man were 48 percent more likely to get tested than men who were offered the standard of care. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can stimulating the brain treat chronic pain?

For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine showed they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of electricity, enhance the naturally occurring brain rhythms of that region, and significantly ...

Health

When it comes to respiratory effects of wood smoke, sex matters

Exposure to wood smoke can have different effects on the respiratory immune systems of men and women—effects that may be obscured when data from men and women are lumped together, according to a study published today in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infective endocarditis increases tenfold in North Carolina

The number of hospitalizations and the number of surgeries to treat drug-associated infective endocarditis have both increased over tenfold in North Carolina, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at ...

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