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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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Don’t Ignore Erectile Dysfunction

It’s not just bad for your sex life. It can signal life-threatening conditions.

Men's Health, Urology

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Traveling Soon? What You Need to Know About Zika

Fewer cases are reported, but the virus is still a threat.

Epidemiology, Maternal Health, Zika

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Ask the Pediatrician: Baby Vaccines

Pediatrician Edward Pickens, MD, talks about why baby vaccines are a must.

Babies, Pediatric Medicine, Vaccines

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What It’s Like to Spend a Night in a Sleep Lab

If you’re tired of those sleepless nights, a sleep study could be the first step in diagnosing the problem. Check out this first-person account of the experience.

Sleep

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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...

The NIH renewed funding for UNC's Bowles Alcohol Research Center for another five years.

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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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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From High-Risk Preemie to Boisterous Boy

David Cumbie was a premature baby who couldn’t breathe or make noises on his own. Now, he’s a thriving first-grader who is talking—a lot!

Children, Patient Care, Pediatric Medicine, UNC Stories

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Learning to Live as a Young Mother, After Drugs

A unique residential treatment program gave Katelin Hunter a chance to overcome loss, incarceration and substance abuse.

Addiction, Drug Rehabilitation, Families, North Carolina, Substance Abuse, UNC Stories

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A Young Mother’s Journey to Recovery

Mothers struggling with drug addiction and their children find help through the UNC Horizons Program.

Addiction, Drug Rehabilitation, Families, North Carolina, Substance Abuse, UNC Stories

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