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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 Fight Cancer Without Going Broke

You shouldn't have to think about money, but financial concerns are a reality of treatment. Here are some tips that might help.

Cancer, Health Care Costs

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Protect Yourself Against Bug-Borne Diseases

Germs carried by mosquitoes, ticks and fleas are on the rise in the United States.

Epidemiology

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Chest Pain that Isn’t a Heart Attack: UNC Healt...

Do you ever experience a pain in your chest and ask yourself, “Am I having a heart attack?” In this—the very first episode of UNC Health Talk: The Podcast—we discuss chest pain that is NOT a heart attack with Deepak Pasi, MD, cardiologist at North Carolina Heart and Vascular, part of UNC REX Healthcare. We…

Health, Heart Health

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Everything You Need to Know About Sunscreen

You know you’re supposed to wear it, but that’s just the beginning.

Dermatology, Skin 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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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...

Why are black women's and white women's breast cancer outcomes so different? UNC researchers set out to find out.

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

Autism Speak, the NIH and Spectrum all singled out a team at the UNC School of Medicine for top honors in 2017.

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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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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Boy with Kidney Failure Thrives After Landmark Transp...

When he was 3, Bradelyn Douglas was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening disorder. Today, he’s an active and 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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Teenage Heart Patient Aspires to Help Others

High school senior Sam Deacon is thriving after overcoming a rare and life-threatening heart condition.

Cardiology, Children, Heart Failure, Pediatric Medicine, UNC Stories

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