Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Is that right? Squatting on potty better than sitting?
The Washington Post
I asked two gastroenterologists, William Whitehead, director of the University of North Carolina’s Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, and John Clarke, clinical director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Neurogastroenterology. In short, both agreed that while there’s no substantive science linking squatting to any particular health benefit, it’s physiologically plausible that squatting might make it easier to empty one’s bowels.
One Size Does Not Fit All: Do Current Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Neglect Race?
The Huffington Post
..."It just doesn't make sense," said Dr. Cedric Bright, a general internist who is an associate professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a former NMA president. "I've seen enough prostate cancer that started early and was more aggressive."
Romney unveils list of retired brass supporters
The Navy Times
...Some experts worry that senior officer endorsements threaten to politicize the military. “There has been a lot of talk in the national security community about [how] this harms the reputation of the military as the neutral servant of the state,” said Richard Kohn, who teaches military history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “It also sends a very partisan message to the active-duty force that it is OK to be partisan.”
How health campaigns are shaking up the soda market
The Philadelphia Inquirer
..."In the very long term, sugar-sweetened beverages, and probably juices, will be regulated in the U.S. just like cigarettes," said Barry M. Popkin, an economist and nutrition professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He said rising health costs that hurt American competitiveness will be a factor.
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Bill Friday: Great Man, Good Friend (Opinion-Editorial Column)
The Southern Pines Pilot
Sometimes you have friends for a few months, a few seasons, or a few years. But when you say goodbye to a friend of nearly 90 years, you have brought a part of your life to a halt. Bill Friday and I were born late in the first decade of the previous century and grew up in the western North Carolina town of Dallas. He was a couple of years younger, but I can't remember when we were not friends. (John Derr is a former CBS sports executive and reporter and a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. He lives in Pinehurst.)
UNC profs picked among elite docs across the nation
The Triangle Business Journal
Two professors at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, considered one of the nation’s highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Dr. Myron Cohen and Dr. Terry R. Magnuson were named among the 70 new members of this year’s class.
Want straight teeth without a smile full of wire? Try lingual braces
Many people have crooked teeth, gaps or overbites, but are reluctant to get braces. But several orthodontic options, including lingual braces, now straighten teeth without ruining a smile with visible wires and brackets. Lingual braces attach to the back of teeth, a procedure made possible by robotic technology, says Dr. Paul Rossouw, chair of orthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Congress plays politics with Violence Against Women Act
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
In light of October being Domestic Violence Awareness month, I wanted to make sure people were aware that Congress recently went on recess without reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act for the first time since its passing in 1994. You stay classy, Congress. (Elyse Keefe is a 2014 master of social work candidate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.)
Cunningham: "I Really And Truly Believe In The Mission"
WCHL-FM (Chapel Hill)
One year into Bubba Cunningham's tenure as UNC's athletic director, the athletics office has already instituted many major changes--but there are more looming on the horizon, partly driven by a broader nationwide reassessment of the role of athletics in college education.