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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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Independently Healthy: 8 Tips for New College Students

You can take steps to stay happy and well and make the most of this exciting time.

Adolescent Health

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7 Ways You Could Burn This Summer, Other Than in the Sun

Wearing sunscreen is important, but it won’t protect you from these other dangers.

Burn Care, Medical Tips

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About the HPV Vaccine

An expert in adolescent health and vaccines answers questions about this cancer-preventing immunization.

Adolescent Health, Pediatric Medicine, Primary Care, Sexual Health

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College Health Tips: Podcast Episode 6

This episode of UNC Health Talk: The Podcast is for high school graduates preparing to enter college (and their parents). Up until now, your health has largely been your parents’ responsibility. But now high school is over and it’s time for college. Even if you’re continuing your education close to home, it’s time to take…

ADD/ADHD, Children, Families, Health, Mental Health, Pediatric Medicine, Primary Care, Safety

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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...

Black women and white women have different breast cancer outcomes -- and it's not all about biology. UNC researchers want the answers.

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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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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UNC Autism Research Earns High National Honors

UNC is advancing the field of autism research, one top honor at a time.

Autism, Awards, Research

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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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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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UNC patient Avery Dixon

Growing Up with a Rare Disease

Avery Dixon is like any 10-year-old—except she’s living with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and its complications.

UNC Stories

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Spinal Surgery Won’t Keep Her Grounded

70-year-old Beth Welch hurt her back in 2015 in a skydiving accident; now, she’s back to her favorite hobby.

UNC Stories

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Surviving the Unthinkable Together

Single Fathers Due to Cancer support group provides friendship and resources at life’s toughest time.

Cancer, Caregivers, Families, UNC Stories

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