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Health & Wellness

Live the life you want. These health tips and resources can empower you to live a healthier, happier life.

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6 Things to Know About Varicose Veins

Painful or unsightly leg veins? Learn more about your treatment options.

Vascular Health, Vein Treatment

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Is Motion Sickness Making Travel a Nightmare?

Here’s how to deal with it.

Medical Tips

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Navigating Pregnancy with a Mental Illness

Women with anxiety, depression and other psychological needs might require special care before and after childbirth.

Maternal Health, Mental Health, Pregnancy

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The Power of Mindfulness

This mental practice can improve the brain and body’s health.

Integrative Medicine, Mental Health

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Research

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

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The Connection Between Your Brain and Your Gut

Think your brain and belly don’t talk to each other? Think again.

Digestive Health, Gastroenterology, Research

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Depression Prevention In Menopause

For the first time, UNC School of Medicine Research shows that hormone replacement therapy in early menopause can prevent depression.

Depression, Health, Physicians, Publications, Research

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Building a Better Opioid

Opioid crisis no more? It may be possible one day thanks to new research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Addiction, Innovation, Pain, Pharmacology, Physicians, Research

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Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Outcomes Are Abou...

Why are black women's and white women's breast cancer outcomes so different? UNC researchers set out to find out.

Breast Cancer, Cancer, Health, Research, Social Justice

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News

We’re changing the world by working to improve the lives of people like you. Read about what we’re up to and what it means for your life.

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American Cancer Society Updates Colon Cancer Screenin...

If you’re 45 and thought you had a few more years before needing to schedule a colonoscopy, think again.

Colon Cancer, Colon Health

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Your Medical Records, on Your Phone

Patients can take charge of their health with Apple Health Records feature.

Technology, UNC Stories

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Using Technology to Conveniently Connect Patients and...

UNC Health Care is committed to reaching patients at a time and place that works for them, and they’re using technology to do it.

North Carolina, Urgent Care, Virtual Care

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People Having a Stroke Now Have More Options for Trea...

Speedy action is still critical, but doctors’ tools have expanded, according to new treatment guidelines developed by a group of experts led by a UNC neurologist.

Physicians, Stroke

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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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AED Saves Teenager’s Life After Cardiac Arrest

An unexpected collapse highlights the importance of automated external defibrillators in public places.

Heart Health, UNC Stories

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Kenan Scholars Story: Henderson

UNC Health Care is committed to expanding the number of primary care physicians who serve in rural and underserved areas in North Carolina. To that end, the Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars Program gives medical students an opportunity to complete a six-week summer internship at a rural health care clinic. Each student works with a…

Community, Education, UNC Stories

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Kenan Scholars Story: Surf City

Six-week internship gives medical students a chance to learn and serve in rural, underserved areas.

Community, Education, Physician Stories, UNC Stories

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A Long Journey for a Child with Rare Pediatric Cancer

For Sebastian and his family, no distance was too great to find treatment.

Cancer, Pediatric Medicine, UNC Stories

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