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Heart Disease Strategy

December 6, 2017

Choosing a Strategy to Help Patients at Risk for Heart Disease

Heart patients get the best care when primary care providers and cardiologists work together, sooner. There is a trend toward earlier collaboration between general physicians and heart specialists, according to Thelsa Weickert, MD, a cardiologist with UNC Heart & Vascular. “Gone are the days when we would see people after their third or fourth heart…

Cardiology, Health, Heart Health

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December 1, 2017

The Truth About Flu Shot Side Effects

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

Education, Health

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November 16, 2017

Trying to Quit Smoking, Again

Like most people, Kathie Reeves has tried multiple times to give up cigarettes. With help from UNC, she’s hoping this time works.

Addiction, Diabetes, Health, Wellness

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Boy using an asthma inhaler in the park

November 13, 2017

Can Asthma Be Controlled with a Vitamin Supplement?

Research from the UNC School of Medicine indicate that a type of vitamin E known as gamma tocopherol may reduce a kind of airway inflammation common in asthma patients.

Asthma, Health, Research

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