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Simple tools help parents understand a child’s risk of obesity


According to a study performed in the North Carolina Children’s Hospital, researchers confirmed previous reports that parents of overweight or obese children do not recognize their child’s weight problem. But this time, by arming pediatricians with a “toolkit,” an easily used chart and a series of questions and suggestions, the researchers addressed several problems.  Read morePosted July 12, 2010



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Four specialties at UNC Hospitals ranked among nation's best
(Thursday, July 15, 2010) UNC Hospitals has been ranked in four specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Hospitals. This is the 18th year in a row that UNC Hospitals has been ranked in multiple specialties.  Read more

UNC scientists author editorial on international trials for vasculitis
(Wednesday, July 14, 2010) Ronald J. Falk, MD, professor of medicine and director of the UNC Kidney Center, and Charles Jennette, MD, professor and chair of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine, are international experts in vasculitis and co-authors of the editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Read more

UNC Lineberger scientists identify molecular predictor of prognosis for pancreatic cancer patients
(Tuesday, July 13, 2010) Their study is the first to demonstrate that molecular differences in metastatic pancreatic cancer can be identified at earlier stages and that these differences are predictive of future disease behavior. Read more


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