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Category: 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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October 5, 2017

Fall Allergies 101: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Once you know what causes your seasonal misery, you might be able to find relief.

Asthma, Health, Wellness

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A Little Girl Gardening

April 20, 2017

8 Surprising Health Benefits of Gardening

For adults and kids, the health benefits of gardening go beyond eating veggies.


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March 27, 2017

Why Seasonal Allergies in the Triangle Are Worse This Year: A Q&A

Allergist-immunologist Maya Jerath, MD, PhD, is Medical Director of the UNC Allergy and Immunology Clinic and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at UNC, and a member of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center. Why does pollen make you sneeze? Sneezing is part of an allergic reaction. Approximately 20-25% of the population is allergic…


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Ice Skating

January 19, 2017

Health Benefits of Ice Skating

The brisk air on your face and in your lungs. The sense of flying as you glide across the ice. It’s easy to appreciate the sensation of ice skating, but are you aware of its many mental and physical health benefits? Some may surprise you. Ice Skate for Stress Relief Ice skating forces you to…

Fitness, Health

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June 2, 2016

Exercising Safely with Asthma

Regular activity can help strengthen your heart and lungs, relieving asthma symptoms. Follow these steps to exercise safely with asthma...

Fitness, Health

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girl with brown hair about to sneeze under blooming tree branch

May 5, 2016

Stepping Outside with Seasonal Allergies

Are you experiencing constant sneezing, sniffling, stuffiness, or irritated eyes? With proper preparation you can enjoy the great outdoors even if you suffer from seasonal allergies!


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