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Minorities with diabetes report a better quality of life
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
According to analysis from the Novo Nordisk DAWN2 study, minority populations in the United States have a more positive outlook when it comes to their diabetes than whites, but report more distress related to their disease, which could lead to negative outcomes. The DAWN2 (Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs 2) study is a follow-up to a 2001 study, and
 
Ask Dr. Swiner: Why do doctors commit suicide?
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I may sound a bit dramatic, but the issue is a serious one; medical professionals are stressed. We deal with unfortunate and, oftentimes, unrealistic demands from insurance companies, management and, most of all, patients. It’s a fact that doctors suffer from the same, if not more, amounts of depression, anxiety, and suicide than the general
 
Enjoy the benefits of vitamin D
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
From helping to maintain healthy bones and teeth to interacting with key enzymes that regulate many activities in the body, vitamin D plays a number of important roles in supporting good health. However, research indicates that most people are deficient, and even those who take vitamin D in the form of a supplement may not be taking it at the dosage
 
Not all cancer care in NC is created equal
Thursday, September 4, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – The quality of cancer care you receive in North Carolina could depend on where you live. That's the conclusion of two studies recently published in the North Carolina Medical Journal. Stephanie Wheeler, assistant professor in health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill, analyzed people
 
Ask Dr. Swiner: Baby safety
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
September is a month that celebrates many things: Hispanic Heritage Month, Chicken Month, International Square Dancing Month, etc. The one that I was drawn to the most was Baby Safety Month, and I wanted to review some of the common issues I cover during my well-child visits and physicals in my practice for babies. • Car-seat safety. How confusing
 
Personal trainer spreads message of healthy living
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Crystal Adell defies the stereotype that black women do not consistently pursue a physical exercise discipline. Now, the certified personal trainer is on a mission to further dismantle the stereotype and reverse the disproportionate statistical data regarding health and obesity among black women by advancing the message of healthy living. “It is my
 
Many older emergency department patients malnourished
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
More than half of emergency department patients age 65 and older who were seen at UNC Hospitals during an eight-week period were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition. In addition, more than half of the malnourished patients had not previously been diagnosed, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
 

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