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Category: Health

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October 9, 2020

Your Dog is Good for Your Health

More than 65 percent of U.S. households own at least one dog and nearly half own more than one. And that’s good news for Americans’ health. Owning a dog decreases blood pressure and helps to prevent cardiovascular disease. Anita Skariah, DO, a physician with Orange Family Medical Group in Hillsborough, appeared on WRAL’s “Staying Healthy”…

Family Medicine, Health, Pets

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A photograph of jars with pickled vegetables.

February 26, 2020

4 Reasons to Eat Fermented Food

Fermented foods are easy to incorporate into your diet and help keep you healthy.

Health, Nutrition

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February 26, 2020

3 Delicious Ways to Eat More Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are good for your gut health, and good for your taste buds.

Health, Nutrition, Recipes

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September 11, 2019

The Truth About Flu Shots

Flu shots can’t really make you sick, can they? We answer that question—and tackle some common myths about flu.

Education, Flu Season, Health

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August 19, 2019

Having Trouble Sleeping?  

A UNC expert offers tips for getting a good night’s rest.

Health, Sleep

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