Category: Health

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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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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October 13, 2014

Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles t...

A new study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will examine whether adding the amount of walking it takes to burn off the calories in food items will lead consumers to make healthier choices.

Awards, Health, Research, Studies, Weight Loss, Wellness

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A group of elderly people in a waiting room.

August 13, 2014

Many older emergency department patients are malnourished

More than half of emergency department patients age 65 and older who were seen at UNC Hospitals during an 8-week period were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition.

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July 18, 2014

Adults with Eosinophilic Esophagitis Should Consider a Diet Change

By eliminating specific foods from patients’ diets, symptoms improved in 71 percent of patients.

Gastroenterology, Health, Wellness

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Photo of adult and child with feet propped up watching TV with beer and baby bottle on coffee table.

March 17, 2014

Many parents’ infant-feeding, TV and activity practices may i...

A majority of parents in a new study reported infant feeding and activity behaviors believed to increase the child’s risk for later obesity. In addition, these behaviors varied according to the self-reported race and ethnicity of the parents. Eliana M. Perrin, MD, MPH, is author of the study.

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October 23, 2013

Help for Ear Infections

Ear infections are a common winter ailment and tend to occur more often in children than adults. Colds can spread easily among youngsters. Then ear infections are more likely to occur. Symptoms may pop up two to seven days after the start of a cold or upper respiratory infection.

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August 30, 2013

Breastfeeding Month: Breastfeeding difficulties related to having a...

Breastfeeding can be challenging for moms who have perfectly normal and healthy babies, but having a NICU baby has all kinds of challenges. Whether it’s prematurity, blood sugar issues or something entirely different, there are many things you can do to try and ensure that your baby gets the breastmilk and breastfeeding experience they deserve.

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