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When to See an Orthopedic Surgeon

If you’re in pain, it’s time.

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

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8 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System

There’s no quick fix, but healthy habits can help.

Coronavirus, Flu Season

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How a Broken Bone Heals

The human body can help heal itself, but a doctor guides the process.

Bone Health, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

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Tips for Safer Trick-or-Treating During COVID-19

A few simple precautions can help lower your risk.


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The Tale of mRNA

The vaccines were built on a decade of mRNA vaccine research.

Coronavirus, Vaccines

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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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Not All Masks Are Created Equal

UNC Health experts tested them to see which were most protective against COVID-19.

Coronavirus, Research

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Can Gene Editing Treat Angelman Syndrome?

Scientists have determined how to overcome a genetic mutation at the center of this debilitating neurodevelopmental condition.

Gene Therapy, Research

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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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Survivor: Boys and Men Have Eating Disorders, Too

Males are often more hesitant to ask for help due to cultural pressures and stereotypes.

Eating Disorders, UNC Stories

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Are You Ready for Joint Replacement Surgery?

Learn how to know when it may be time to have a joint replaced.

Joint Replacement, Orthopedics

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The Long Haul: 10 Months After COVID, Symptoms Linger...

Some suffer from ongoing physical, cognitive and emotional effects of COVID-19.

Coronavirus, UNC Stories

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Why I Got Vaccinated: Five New Moms Share Their Stories

A strong desire to protect their babies from COVID-19 motivated these moms.

Babies, Breastfeeding, Coronavirus, UNC Stories, Vaccines

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