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Helping a Child with a Chronic Illness Grow Up

What parents need to know to ease the transition to adulthood.

Children's Health, Chronic Illness

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5 Tips for a Smooth Recovery After Surgery

Take it easy to ensure you can return to normalcy sooner.

Surgery

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The Delta Variant: Answers to Your Questions

Here’s why it’s more important than ever to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus

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Understanding Small Fiber Neuropathy

A burning sensation in your toes can be a sign of an underlying health condition.

Neurology

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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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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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Research

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

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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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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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Stroke survivor and UNC REX patient Jason Heiser looks forward to new challenges once races resume.

His Biggest Obstacle Yet: A Stroke

Thanks to his co-workers’ quick thinking, an active 34-year-old recovers fully from a stroke.

Stroke, UNC Stories

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Creating Community While Preparing for Baby

The CenteringPregnancy program brings parents-to-be together for prenatal care.

OB-GYN, Pregnancy, UNC Stories

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UNC Health pediatric patient Mackenzie as an infant

Correcting Spina Bifida with Surgery During Pregnancy

The treatment of spina bifida can begin while baby is still developing inside mom.

Maternal Health, UNC Children's, UNC Stories

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Mom Delivers Twins After Scary Diagnosis 

Placenta accreta can be dangerous for mom and baby, so an expert team is critical.

Maternal Health, OB-GYN, Pregnancy, Women's Health

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