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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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Why Won’t My Kid Sleep?

How you can help your children—and yourself—catch some zzz’s.

Children, Neurology, Sleep

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5 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

No gym? No problem. You can still get in shape.

Fitness, Wellness

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Need to Install a Car Seat? We Can Help.

This video shows step-by-step instructions for a rear-facing child seat.

Children, Safety

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The Right Car Seat for Your Child at Every Age and Size

Confused about car seats? Here’s a guide to keeping babies, toddlers and kids safe on the go.

Children, Safety

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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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Depression Prevention In Menopause

Can hormone therapy during early menopause prevent depression? New research from UNC says yes.

Depression, Health, Physicians, Publications, Research

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Building a Better Opioid

Opioid crisis no more? It may be possible one day thanks to new research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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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Better Cystic Fibrosis Treatment in One Simple Test

Is personalized treatment possible for cystic fibrosis? Yes, say UNC researchers.

Chronic Illness, Cystic Fibrosis, Research

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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 ...

Will a new five-year study that selects asthma patients based on biomarkers give us better treatments? Researchers think so.

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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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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An Obsession to Serve

After 10 years as a US Army medic, Rick Cowan turned to the UNC School of Medicine, where he will graduate this year as a physician assistant.

Community, UNC Stories

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The Gift of Sophie

Sophie Steiner, 15, lying in bed on the fifth floor of UNC Children’s Hospital, asked her parents for one last thing. None of them had any idea this one last thing would transform cancer support services for teens and young adults at the UNC Medical Center. But her request has done just that. Sophie had…

Cancer, Children, UNC Stories

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