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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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drawing of female reproductive organs

August 20, 2018 By Tom Sowders

Ovarian Cysts: Podcast Episode 7

Did you know that cysts are a part of an ovary’s normal functioning? Most ovarian cysts develop and disappear without you ever knowing and pose no health risks. Sometimes, however, things are more complicated. Some cysts are dangerous and require treatment. How can you tell the difference? If you’ve ever wondered about ovarian cysts–their causes,…

Gynecology, Health, OB-GYN, Pain, podcast, Women's Health

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illustration of backpack and books

August 2, 2018 By Tom Sowders

College Health Tips: Podcast Episode 6

This episode of UNC Health Talk: The Podcast is for high school graduates preparing to enter college (and their parents). Up until now, your health has largely been your parents’ responsibility. But now high school is over and it’s time for college. Even if you’re continuing your education close to home, it’s time to take…

ADD/ADHD, Children, Families, Health, Mental Health, Pediatric Medicine, podcast, Primary Care, Safety

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illustration of man's silhouette in crane pose

July 20, 2018 By Tom Sowders

Why Men Should Do Yoga: Podcast Episode 5

A lot of men have misconceptions about yoga, according to REX Wellness Instructor and Registered Yoga Teacher Gwen Saint Romain. One misconception is that yoga is always calm, slow, peaceful and easy. In fact, some yoga classes can provide very intense workouts that leave you dripping with sweat. There are tons of health benefits associated…

Fitness, Health, Men's Health, podcast

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box of tisses under a beach umbrella

July 3, 2018

Yes, You Can Get a Cold in the Summer

Sniffling in the heat? Your discomfort is caused by a different type of virus in the warm weather months.

Health, Primary Care

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Blood pressure monitor and stethescope

June 20, 2018

Five Numbers You Need to Know to Stay Healthy

Your provider can help you get a grasp on these crucial health markers.

Health, Primary Care

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Illustration of an ice skate with the text 'ice skating' written on the skate.

May 30, 2018 By Tom Sowders

The Health Benefits of Ice Skating: Podcast Episode 2

Ice skating is probably available to you, even if you live here in North Carolina, where it’s not icy outside very often. But how often do you strap on the blades and get gliding? If the answer is “Not very often,” then this episode is for you. You’re missing out! Ice skating is great for…

Community, Fitness, Health, podcast, Wellness

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Illustration of a man gripping his chest in pain with the words 'chest pain, not attack' written on his arms.

May 16, 2018 By Tom Sowders

Chest Pain that Isn’t a Heart Attack: Podcast Episode 1

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, podcast

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Hands holding up a "help" sign

January 25, 2018

5 Tips to Prevent or Mitigate Physician Burnout

At some point in their careers, a majority of providers will deal with burnout. So how can you guard against it? Here are some tips.

Health, Physicians, Wellness

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