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2011-08-03 15:42:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global health nonprofit IntraHealth International has named bioethicist and attorney Louise Winstanly to its Board of Directors. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110803/DC46826 ) Winstanly is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health, an adjunct assistant professor in UNC's Department of Social Medicine, and an associate faculty member at UNC's...

2011-07-29 14:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of the Joint Staff Directorate for Logistics (J-4) and The Department of Defense's DCMO Expeditionary Business Operations Directorate, the Center for Stabilization and Economic Reconstruction (CSER) at the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) conducted the third offering of its Seminar on Logistics Cooperation for Stabilization and Reconstruction in Chapel Hill, NC. The seminar, which ran from July 24 - July 29,...

2011-07-14 07:30:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) through its Center for Stabilization and Economic Reconstruction (CSER), continued its support of deploying units of the United States military when it recently conducted a governance and economics conference for the 82nd Airborne Division Headquarters as it prepares for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. The conference, held in Fayetteville, NC from July 11-13, was chaired by...

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2011-06-30 13:25:00

New research suggests that snacking and super-sizing are two of the worst enemies for dieters, as Americans consume an average of 570 calories more per day than they did in the 1970s, reaching a whopping 2.374 kilocalories. The influence of bigger portion sizes and excessive snacking outweighs the shift towards high-calorie foods. While super-size portions are part of the problem, steady snacking is a bigger culprit, experts say. The study, published in the journal PLoS Medicine, was...

2011-06-23 07:30:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP) recognized its eighth class of graduates on May 19, 2011 at The Kenan Institute, on the University of North Carolina Campus in Chapel Hill, N.C. Major General Larry Wyche, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5 of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, delivered the keynote address. The event was attended by senior military officials, N.C. Government officials, corporate leaders and...

2011-06-17 09:18:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the afternoon of June 15th the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on Department of Defense (DoD) weapon system product support and life cycle management, training, education, research and curriculum development. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110617/DC21868) The goals of this agreement include: Study...

2011-05-27 10:46:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From cell phones to enhanced diagnostics, crowd-sourcing, and mobile medical devices, a growing number of innovative technologies--and innovators--are improving access to high-quality health care for vulnerable populations worldwide. Leaders in the field will discuss how they are solving unique global health challenges at an independently organized TEDxChapelHill event on Thursday, June 2, at the Varsity Theater in Chapel Hill....

2011-05-26 16:03:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Make sure your summer vacation plans includes a visit to Chapel Hill, NC. Whether you are in town for a day, a weekend getaway, or a week's vacation, there are tons of fun summertime things you just shouldn't miss. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110526/DC10013 ) In Chapel Hill, you can stroll down Franklin Street where you'll find the arts collective FRANK and the new Ackland Art Museum Store. These art shops are...

2011-05-26 10:40:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From cell phones to enhanced diagnostics, crowd-sourcing, and mobile medical devices, a growing number of innovative technologies--and innovators--are improving access to high-quality health care for vulnerable populations worldwide. Leaders in the field will discuss how they are solving unique global health challenges at a TEDxChapelHill event on Thursday, June 2, at the Varsity Theater in Chapel Hill. Organized by IntraHealth...

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2011-05-26 11:50:00

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have recently claimed that nearly 1 in 5 young adults in the US may suffer from high blood pressure, suggesting that it could be more widespread than previously believed, Reuters is reporting. Although quite easy to prevent and inexpensive to treat, it is the second-leading cause of death in the United States. Last year, hypertension was declared a "neglected disease" that costs the US health system $73 billion a year. The...


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