Health http://wunc.org en Study Links Abuse During Pregnancy To Postpartum Mental Health Issues http://wunc.org/post/study-links-abuse-during-pregnancy-postpartum-mental-health-issues <p></p><p>A new study from North Carolina State University suggests women who suffer abuse during pregnancy are more likely to suffer post-partum mental health problems.</p><p>The study was one part of a more comprehensive program looking at health and wellness. The 100 women selected were of a demographic and social status not typically associated with high levels of abuse, which makes some of the finding all the more surprising.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:58 +0000 WUNC News 34053 at http://wunc.org Study Links Abuse During Pregnancy To Postpartum Mental Health Issues Mother And Disabled Daughter: Fierce Advocates At General Assembly Committee Meetings http://wunc.org/post/mother-and-disabled-daughter-fierce-advocates-general-assembly-committee-meetings <p>Every month, state lawmakers on the General Assembly’s Health and Human Services Oversight Committee hold meetings to talk about health policy in North Carolina. Legislators sit at the front of the room to discuss their agenda, as staff members, reporters, and lobbyists listen. But in the back of the room, a mother and daughter, Mary and Katie Short, who attend every single meeting keep their eye on things too.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:58:28 +0000 Jessica Jones 33928 at http://wunc.org Mother And Disabled Daughter: Fierce Advocates At General Assembly Committee Meetings Why UNC Healthcare Is Cutting Back On Patients Temporarily http://wunc.org/post/why-unc-healthcare-cutting-back-patients-temporarily <p></p><p>UNC Healthcare has cut back the number of patients it's seeing at several of its facilities over the past two weeks. The hospital system is in the process of transitioning to a new electronic medical records system, and the cutbacks are part of anticipated roll-out period procedure.</p><p>The system, known as EPIC, is the same records software being implemented at Duke and Novant health systems. EPIC will allow patients to more seamlessly transition between the state's hospitals.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:15:52 +0000 WUNC News 33935 at http://wunc.org Why UNC Healthcare Is Cutting Back On Patients Temporarily Paraplegic Man Saves Another Man's Life; You Can Help Say Thanks http://wunc.org/post/paraplegic-man-saves-another-mans-life-you-can-help-say-thanks <p></p><p>It was 4:30 in the morning and Erik Fugunt was awake. He's a mechanic and he'd been working on a boat in the garage. He took a break, took his earbuds out, and went to take out the trash. That's when he heard it... a sound that you never ever want to hear. Craaaash. Actually, he describes it this way: "Crash, crunch smash, smash, patoosh!"</p><p>This wasn't just any fender bender, Erik could tell. "You know rally car racing? When they wreck, when they take a tumble? It's a distinct, horrible smash, like someone rattling around like a ping-pong ball. That's what I heard."</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:33:11 +0000 Carol Jackson 33840 at http://wunc.org Paraplegic Man Saves Another Man's Life; You Can Help Say Thanks Durham NC Opens New STD Screening Clinic - HIV Testing Free http://wunc.org/post/durham-nc-opens-new-std-screening-clinic-hiv-testing-free <p></p><p>In the last year, Durham County has seen about 100 new cases of HIV reported. It's also seen about 20 new cases of syphilis.</p><p>Generally speaking, that's on par with other metro areas in the state, which are seeing more cases of STDs, while North Carolina's rural areas are seeing a decline.</p><p>It's hard to know what is accounting for the rise. The most obvious possibility is an increase in unsafe sexual activity. But there's also a chance that, as screening becomes more commonplace and more effective, we're simply identifying more cases that were there to begin with.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:49:59 +0000 WUNC News 33834 at http://wunc.org Durham NC Opens New STD Screening Clinic - HIV Testing Free A Trip Down The Food Shoot With Mary Roach http://wunc.org/post/trip-down-food-shoot-mary-roach <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Mary Roach is a writer known for asking taboo and wacky questions about the human body, and she continues this pursuit in her latest book, </span><a href="http://www.maryroach.net/books-news.html" style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">"Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal."</a><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">(</span><a href="http://books.wwnorton.com/books/index.aspx" style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">W.W. Norton &amp; Company</a><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">/2013)</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:19:50 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 33657 at http://wunc.org A Trip Down The Food Shoot With Mary Roach Rock 'N' Roll Raleigh: Why Some Run, Why Some Won't http://wunc.org/post/rock-n-roll-raleigh-why-some-run-why-some-wont <p>The Rock 'N' Roll Raleigh marathon will be held this Sunday. It's a huge event with lots of music, as the name implies. Recently we asked Rock 'N' Roll Raleigh marathon runners two simple questions: "Who Are You?" and "Why Do You Run?"</p><p>The very first response we received was from someone telling us why they are NOT running.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:52:19 +0000 Carol Jackson 33584 at http://wunc.org Rock 'N' Roll Raleigh: Why Some Run, Why Some Won't Not Enough Doctors? How The Medical Education System Is Contributing To The Shortage http://wunc.org/post/not-enough-doctors-how-medical-education-system-contributing-shortage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is a great time to become a physician in the U.S. There is a growing need for doctors of all kinds, so if you invest in medical school, chances are, you will find a job. B</span>y the end of this decade, it’s projected that the country will be <a href="https://www.aamc.org/download/153160/data/physician_shortages_to_worsen_without_increases_in_residency_tr.pdf">short 90,000 physicians</a>.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:25:47 +0000 Nancy Wang 33539 at http://wunc.org Not Enough Doctors? How The Medical Education System Is Contributing To The Shortage Food Pantries On NC College Campuses: Need Is Greater Than Expected http://wunc.org/post/food-pantries-nc-college-campuses-need-greater-expected <p></p><p>More universities in North Carolina are opening food pantries on campus to help hungry students and faculty.&nbsp;</p><p>N.C. Central University started giving out food to its students earlier this week.&nbsp; It's one of at least eight colleges and universities in the state that have opened food pantries in the last two years.&nbsp;</p><p>Jason O'Briant is a dietetics professor at N.C. Central and helped start the school's pantry.&nbsp; He says the need for food on college campuses is higher than expected, even for students who receive room and board.<br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:39:18 +0000 Will Michaels 32822 at http://wunc.org Food Pantries On NC College Campuses: Need Is Greater Than Expected Affordable Care Act Insurance Enrollment In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/affordable-care-act-insurance-enrollment-north-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">The deadline for signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is just around the corner. By Monday March </span>31st<span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">, the Obama administration hopes that 6 million Americans will have begun the process of enrollment.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:44:26 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 32727 at http://wunc.org Affordable Care Act Insurance Enrollment In North Carolina