Surgery & Internal Medicine

Without Warning: Why Do People Drop Dead?

In North Carolina, roughly 32 people die unexpectedly every day, their loved ones devastated not only by loss but the inability to say goodbye. To help prevent these tragedies, UNC cardiologists examine death certificates, medical records, and emergency medical services data  to determine which populations are at risk of sudden death, and why.

To tube or not to tube?

Every year, millions of children undergo surgery to have tubes placed in their ears. UNC researchers are reviewing years of studies to see whether this common surgery is always necessary.