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Week of May 24 - 28

TEACHH award to Murdoch director
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
Aleck Myers, director of Murdoch Development Center in Butner, received the 2010 Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication-handicapped Children (TEACCH) award from the UNC School of Medicine for excellence in providing autism services. He was honored at a program held recently at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill at the TEACCH Center's annual conference.

5 Things to Know About Herpes (Blog)
The New York Times
This week in The Times Health Guide, New York Times contributor Eric Sabo writes about genital herpes, “the largest epidemic no one wants to talk about.” Genital herpes spreads so easily because many people don’t realize they have an infection and typical safe sex practices, like wearing condoms, do not completely prevent spread of the virus. Here are five things experts say you should know about protecting yourself against herpes. ...Dr. Peter A. Leone, associate professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Public Health, joins the Consults blog to answer readers’ questions.

House Lawmakers Release Preliminary Budget Proposal
The North Carolina News Network
State House budget writers unveiled a draft spending proposal for education. The plan would reduce spending by $200 million more than the budget passed in the State Senate last week. ...The proposal also cuts funding for the UNC system by nearly $120 million more than the Senate budget. UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp takes issue with the lack of flexibility in implementing cuts. "The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is an important center to everybody who has cancer so if they want to make cuts like that, then we'd be happy to make them but we'd like to have a say about where we take them," said Thorp.

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