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Can This Treatment Cure a Peanut Allergy?

A new type of immunotherapy could minimize serious allergic reactions.

Allergies, Immunotherapy, Pediatric Medicine

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Unhealthy Behaviors

Around age 11, children experience a major growth of neurons, or brain cells, that shifts which parts of the brain dominate behavior and decision-making. At this time, the prefrontal cortex, which controls behavior and decision-making, is growing but not yet mature, while the limbic system, which controls fear and pleasure, is becoming the most active…

Adolescent Health

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Post-Cancer Rehab: Easing Back into Daily Life After ...

Six common side effects of cancer treatment and what you can do about them.

Cancer, Health, Lymphatic System, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services

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What You Need to Know About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

It may be most common in small children, but that doesn’t mean you’re immune.

Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Medicine

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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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Can This Treatment Cure a Peanut Allergy?

A new type of immunotherapy could minimize serious allergic reactions.

Allergies, Immunotherapy, Pediatric Medicine

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Plan Ahead for Health Care Emergencies

A UNC expert discusses the importance of advance care planning.

Advance Care Planning

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Zantac Pulled Off Shelves: What You Need to Know 

Here’s what to do now that Zantac was removed from local pharmacies.

Gastroenterology, Health, Medication, News

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What Causes Male Infertility?

A UNC expert discusses male fertility and the importance of a doctor’s evaluation.

Fertility, Men's Health

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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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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...

This chromosomal condition causes short stature and a lack of ovarian development.

Children, Endocrinology, Health, Pediatric Medicine, UNC Stories

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