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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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Swelling in Your Limbs? It Could Be Lymphedema

Here’s what you need to know about the condition—and how to reduce your risk.

Lymphatic System, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Services

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Should You Have Your Tonsils Removed?

Tonsillectomies are among the most commonly performed operations in the U.S.—but aren’t necessary for every tonsil infection.

Ear Nose Throat, Pediatric Medicine

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Tips for Caring for Your Baby with a Cleft Lip and Pa...

Here’s how parents can prepare for surgery to treat these common birth defects.

Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, Pediatric Medicine, Plastic Surgery, UNC Children's, UNC Stories

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The Truth About Flu Shots

Flu shots can’t really make you sick, can they? We answer that question—and tackle some common myths about flu.

Education, Flu Season, 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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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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The Military’s Silent Threat: Arthritis and Its Debil...

Researchers are working with the VA to find ways to prevent and treat this leading cause of disability among veterans.

Arthritis, Veterans

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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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Having Trouble Sleeping?  

A UNC expert offers tips for getting a good night’s rest.

Health, Sleep

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How Much Sugar Are You Drinking Each Day?  

A UNC expert warns about liquid calories and offers practical tips for choosing healthier beverages.  

Health, News, Nutrition

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Understanding the Decline in the Cancer Death Rate in...

The N.C. Cancer Hospital physician-in-chief provides context on a recent report.

Cancer

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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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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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Newborn baby with cleft lip and palate

Tips for Caring for Your Baby with a Cleft Lip and Pa...

Here’s how parents can prepare for surgery to treat these common birth defects.

Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, Pediatric Medicine, Plastic Surgery, UNC Children's, UNC Stories

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Baby’s Hydrocephalus Relieved by Specialized Surgery

A procedure that began in Africa is now helping children in North Carolina.

Babies, Brain Health, Children, Health, Pediatric Medicine, Surgery, UNC Children's, UNC Stories

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A Mother’s Quest to Help Her Son Hear 

Clinical Trials, Ear, Ear Nose Throat, Health, Hearing, UNC Children's, UNC Stories

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Challenges and Hope for Girls and Women with Turner S...

Children, Endocrinology, Health, Pediatric Medicine, UNC Stories

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