Health http://wunc.org en 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 Affordable Care Act Goes Into Effect http://wunc.org/post/affordable-care-act-goes-effect <P></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">You probably know it as Obamacare, but its official name is the <A href="http://www.hhs.gov/opa/affordable-care-act/index.html"><FONT size=3>Affordable Care Act</FONT></A>. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:24:07 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 23089 at http://wunc.org Affordable Care Act Goes Into Effect Repaying A Debt: Doctor Brings Personal Story Of Poverty To Patient Care http://wunc.org/post/repaying-debt-doctor-brings-personal-story-poverty-patient-care-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em>This episode was a rebroadcast. &nbsp;The program originally aired on Monday, February 25, 2013.</em></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">When Leslie Smith was 24 years old, she was in a fire. After spending 3 months at the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.med.unc.edu/burn" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Jaycee Burn Center</a>&nbsp;in Chapel Hill, she was released. Smith told Host Frank Stasio “It took me about ten years to recover from those injuries.”</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:48:35 +0000 Christina Blyde & Frank Stasio 21839 at http://wunc.org Repaying A Debt: Doctor Brings Personal Story Of Poverty To Patient Care The Intersection of Mental Health And Developmental Disability http://wunc.org/post/intersection-mental-health-and-developmental-disability <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span>Parents of teenagers with mental illnesses struggle to find appropriate care. When those adolescents also have developmental disabilities, they often end up in a cycle of psychiatric treatment that keeps them in residential facilities far from their homes. </span></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:14:36 +0000 Frank Stasio & Laura Lee 20766 at http://wunc.org The Intersection of Mental Health And Developmental Disability Health Clinic Closing To Affect Thousands http://wunc.org/post/health-clinic-closing-affect-thousands <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The closing of the <a href="https://plus.google.com/113584555079927490254/about?gl=us&amp;hl=en">Healthserve Community Health Clinic</a> in Greensboro is expected to affect thousands of low income patients. The clinic is closing, in part, because of the State legislature’s decision to reject federal Medicaid expansion. Host Frank Stasio talks to WUNC Greensboro Bureau Chief <a href="http://wunc.org/people/jeff-tiberii">Jeff Tiberii</a> about this and other Triad news live from Triad Stage in Greensboro.</span> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:20:12 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 20686 at http://wunc.org Health Clinic Closing To Affect Thousands