Health http://wunc.org en Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress http://wunc.org/post/food-mood-connection-how-you-eat-can-amp-or-tamp-down-stress Eat more when you're stressed? You're not alone. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:27:00 +0000 editor 38913 at http://wunc.org Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress NC Lawmakers Approve Bill To Legalize Therapeutic Marijuana Oil http://wunc.org/post/nc-lawmakers-approve-bill-legalize-therapeutic-marijuana-oil <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>State lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow the use of a marijuana oil to help treat childhood seizures.</p><p>Researchers say the hemp oil extract, known as cannabidiol&nbsp;(CBD),&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">is not psychoactive and would be used to treat only debilitating seizure disorders.</span></p><p>Several lawmakers, like Gladys Robinson (D-Guilford), showed their support for the bill by relating their experiences of having family members with epilepsy.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:34:45 +0000 WUNC News 37997 at http://wunc.org NC Lawmakers Approve Bill To Legalize Therapeutic Marijuana Oil WakeMed's New CEO Talks Health http://wunc.org/post/wakemeds-new-ceo-talks-health <p></p><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px">After a controversial year, </span><a href="http://www.wakemed.org/" style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px">WakeMed Health and Hospitals</a>'<span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px"> Donald </span>Gintzig<span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px"> became permanent CEO last month. </span>Gintzig<span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px"> is a retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy with experience leading non-profit, faith-based and private health systems.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:08:49 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 37075 at http://wunc.org WakeMed's New CEO Talks Health Local Health Industry Changes http://wunc.org/post/local-health-industry-changes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">A recent deal between the biopharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis may mean more jobs and more attention for the Research Triangle. Plus, the $1.1 billion sale of Furiex pharmaceuticals increases possibilities for investment in the area. Meanwhile, Mooresville's Vestiq&nbsp;Holdings, a much smaller pharmaceutical company, is filing for bankruptcy.&nbsp;</span></font></div><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 16:36:07 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 35038 at http://wunc.org Local Health Industry Changes The Solar Suitcase: Sharing Big Ideas At SwitchPoint http://wunc.org/post/solar-suitcase-sharing-big-ideas-switchpoint <p></p><p>There's a fascinating conference happening Thursday and Friday at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw. It's called SwitchPoint. This is the conference for you if you're interested in things like using technology for good, social entrepreneurship and creativity/design.</p><p>The attendees are the kind of people who are doing the most interesting things in our society: printing 3-D organs, crowdsourcing crisis response via text, building medical devices out of broken toys.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:07:16 +0000 Carol Jackson & Eric Hodge 34365 at http://wunc.org The Solar Suitcase: Sharing Big Ideas At SwitchPoint 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 North Carolina Native Retires From New York City Ballet http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-native-retires-new-york-city-ballet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><font face="Segoe UI,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In 2010, Jenifer Ringer starred as the sugar plum fairy in the New York City Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker. And when a New York Times dance critic insinuated&nbsp;</font><font face="Segoe UI,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">in a review of the performance that</font><font face="Segoe UI,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;Jenifer was overweight, she responded. &nbsp;Her recent book</font><font face="Segoe UI,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><i>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/1,,9780670026494,00.html">Dancing Through It: My Journey in The Ballet</a></i></font><font face="Segoe UI,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;talks about how she overcame that criticism and her struggle with health and weight (Penguin/2014).&nbsp;</font></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 31065 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Native Retires From New York City Ballet Children’s Films Send Mixed Messages About Habits http://wunc.org/post/children-s-films-send-mixed-messages-about-habits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Movies like <em>Toy Story 3</em>, <em>Wall-E</em>, and <em>Up</em>, may seem like harmless entertainment. But a new study shows these films may promote unhealthy behavior, especially eating habits, to young people.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 27785 at http://wunc.org Children’s Films Send Mixed Messages About Habits Is Facebook Good For Your Health? http://wunc.org/post/facebook-good-your-health <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 16.5pt;">Scientists and public health officials are increasingly turning to social media and peer-to-peer networks to educate the public.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:47:10 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 26871 at http://wunc.org Is Facebook Good For Your Health? New Discoveries In Chronic Pain Research http://wunc.org/post/new-discoveries-chronic-pain-research <p></p><p><em><strong>Warning</strong>: This segment contains a story about sexual violence.</em></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:51:56 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 23488 at http://wunc.org New Discoveries In Chronic Pain Research