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Image showing doctor examine a women's neck

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 Katie O'Brien

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 Katie O'Brien

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 Katie O'Brien

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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August 2, 2018 By Katie O'Brien

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 Katie O'Brien

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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