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4 Ways to Protect Your Heart This Winter

As the temperatures drop, the rates of heart disease rise. “Heart disease can occur any time of the year, but there is some seasonality to it, and it does increase in the winter months,” says UNC cardiologist Christopher Kelly, MD. Cardiologists don’t know for sure why the winter months are riskier for hearts, but it…

Heart Health

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Pleural Effusion: A Common Cause of Shortness of Breath

Pleural effusion, and its underlying conditions, can be serious if untreated.

Asthma, Lung Health, Pulmonology

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Time Is Brain: Seconds Matter After a Stroke

If you spot stroke symptoms, call 911 immediately. Here’s why.

Brain Health, Neurology, Stroke

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Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder During a Pan...

SAD could be more common this winter. Here’s what to do.

Coronavirus, Depression, Mental Health

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News

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A Presidential Experiment: What are Monoclonal Antibo...

One of the therapies used to treat Trump is an approach being tested at UNC.

Coronavirus, Research, UNC Stories

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Know the Difference Between Symptoms of Allergies, Co...

Only your doctor can tell you for sure, but it’s good to know what to look for.

Coronavirus, Infectious Diseases

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How to Participate in a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

A phase III clinical trial for the vaccine produced by Moderna is seeking 30,000 participants across the country.

Clinical Trials, Coronavirus

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The Truth About Masks

Heard these theories online? Learn the real deal.

Coronavirus

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Research

At UNC Health, we’re constantly finding ways to use our leading global research to help patients just like you.

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Exercising While Restricting Calories Could Be Bad fo...

New research shows that pairing normal- to high-calorie meals with exercise can help keep bones strong.

Bone Health, Fitness, Research, Weight Loss

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Identifying Gender and Racial Disparities in Heart At...

UNC researchers are spreading the word about these disparities and starting a conversation about how to change them.

Cardiology, Health, Heart Health, Research

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Cancer Treatment: We’ve Come a Long Way and the Futur...

Survival rates have drastically improved in recent decades, and physician-researchers are working toward more personalized treatments.

Cancer, Health, Research

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FDA Approves Groundbreaking Rescue Treatment for Clus...

The nasal spray is the first medication approved in more than 20 years to treat this symptom of epilepsy.

Brain Health, Health, Neurology

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Stories

Community matters. Read the stories of hope, healing and health from patients and physicians who make UNC Health Care special.

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Creating Community While Preparing for Baby

The CenteringPregnancy program brings parents-to-be together for prenatal care.

OB-GYN, Pregnancy, UNC Stories

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Correcting Spina Bifida with Surgery During Pregnancy

The treatment of spina bifida can begin while baby is still developing inside mom.

Maternal Health, UNC Children's, UNC Stories

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Mom Delivers Twins After Scary Diagnosis 

Placenta accreta can be dangerous for mom and baby, so an expert team is critical.

Maternal Health, OB-GYN, Pregnancy, Women's Health

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Young Oral Cancer Survivor Shares Her Story

Regular visits to the dentist can help with early detection of oral cancer.

Cancer, Ear, Nose, and Throat, Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, UNC Stories

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