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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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How to Stay Safe in Blazing Heat

The very high temperatures we’re having this week can be dangerous, but heat-related illness is preventable.

Health, Medical Tips, North Carolina

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Recipe: Grilled Banana Split

Finish your summer meal with this grilled dessert.

Recipes

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The No-Scalpel Vasectomy: Podcast Episode 3

Matt Coward, MD, urologist and assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine doesn’t use a scalpel–or any needles–when he performs vasectomies. For couples and individual men who don’t want kids (or any more kids), the no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy is a popular option. But why? How effective is this seemingly simple procedure? How permanent is…

Fertility, Men's Health, Surgery

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Rethinking Summer Break

Use summer vacation to shape your child’s long-term health.

Adolescent Health, Families

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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

Building a better pain medication, one step at a time: scientists at UNC have made a discovery that may eliminate opioid side effects one day.

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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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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UNC’s Bowles Alcohol Research Center Can Keep D...

UNC's Bowles Alcohol Research center is helping us understand alcohol's effects on the brain, with lots of help from the NIH.

Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, News, Research

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UNC Researchers to Lead $61 Million Asthma Treatment ...

UNC researchers are leading the way in trying to find more effective asthma treatments.

Asthma, Grants, Immunology, News, Research, Studies

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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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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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Bradelyn, a UNC Transplant patient

Boy with Kidney Failure Thrives After Landmark Transp...

At age 3, Bradelyn Douglas received a liver and kidney transplant. Today, he’s a healthy 8-year-old.

Transplants, UNC Stories

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A Caregiver’s Guide to Self-Care

When you’re caring for someone who is seriously sick or injured, it’s important to care for yourself, too.

Cancer, Families

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