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June 26, 2019

Cancer Treatment: We’ve Come a Long Way and the Future is Hopeful

Survival rates have drastically improved in recent decades, and physician-researchers are working toward more personalized treatments.

Cancer, Health, Research

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Illustration of a person receiving a medication via nasal spray

June 24, 2019

FDA Approves Groundbreaking Rescue Treatment for Cluster Seizures

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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June 5, 2019

How Doctors Evaluate Lumps in the Neck for Thyroid Cancer  

Most thyroid nodules don’t cause any symptoms or need treatment, but some can be malignant and require surgery.

Cancer, Endocrinology, Health, Thyroid

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June 3, 2019

Can Simply Smelling Peanuts Cause an Allergic Reaction?

A UNC allergist addresses the risk of airborne peanut allergies.

Allergies, Health

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Mucus figures drawn like robots

February 6, 2019

Mucus, Our Body’s Silent Defender

Mucus is something you don’t usually think about until you get sick. But it’s always there, trying to help you stay well.

Health, Medical Tips

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vaping truth

September 21, 2018 By Tom Sowders

The Truth about Vaping: Podcast Episode 9

  Sitting at a red light, you notice a large plume of vapor exuding from the car next to you. A slight creme brûlée smell hits your nose. That’s when you notice that the person puffing this sweet-smelling vapor appears to be a teenager. This episode of UNC Health Talk explores vaping through the lenses…

Addiction, Adolescent Health, Health, Lung Disease, podcast, Tobacco

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inflamed yellow prostate

September 5, 2018 By Tom Sowders

Prostatitis: Podcast Episode 8

  Did you know that half of all men will experience prostatitis at some point in their lives? Prostatitis is a painful condition involving inflammation and in rarer cases infection of the groin, including the prostate, penis, testicles, perineum and/or rectum. Not only is it terribly uncomfortable; it can be a little scary. We asked…

Health, Men's Health, podcast, Prostate, Urology

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