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June 24, 2014

Fat of the Bone

Maya Styner, MD, unveils a new kind of study showing how a high-fat diet, exercise, and diabetes medications can change the insides of our bones.

Health, Studies

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April 7, 2014

Severe obesity on the rise among children in the U.S.

A new analysis led by a UNC researcher finds that all classes of obesity in children have increased over the last 14 years. In addition, there is a troubling upward trend in the more severe forms of childhood obesity.

Health, Research

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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.

Health, Studies

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Kevin Guskiewicz

November 13, 2013

UNC selected as clinical site for NFLPA program on former players’ ...

Former pro football players to receive medical evaluations through UNC’s Brain & Body Health Program.

Community, Health

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Alison Stuebe

October 31, 2013

The Maternal Bond

Five questions for Alison Stuebe, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who studies the links between breastfeeding and maternal health, including the reduction of breast cancer rates.

Breast Cancer, Health, Physician Stories

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October 25, 2013

Family Life: Slow Down the Pace

Living life on the run is the norm for many families today. Often we try to cram as much into our day as possible, with back-to-back events and activities for ourselves and our kids. But taking time to relax and enjoy being together can help increase the quality of life for everyone in the family.

Health, Wellness

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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.

Health

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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.

Health

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Mother breastfeeding her baby

August 14, 2013

Breastfeeding Month: It takes a village!

As I talk with new families each day, I often hear from new fathers and new grandparents: “There is no way for me to help Mom with the baby. Mom is breastfeeding.” Nothing could be further from the truth! New moms and babies need the support of their families and friends not only to be successful, but also to feel successful with their breastfeeding experience. There are lots of ways to make things go more smoothly for mom and baby. Whether you are a new dad, grandparent, family member, or friend, you want to show you care and are excited about the new baby. Here are some possible suggestions on ways you can show support:

Health

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August 7, 2013

Breastfeeding Month: Power to the Pump

Since August of 2012, insurance companies have developed policies to be compliant in providing breast pumps for new mothers. Each company has taken this to mean something a little different. Here are some tips to help you ask the right questions when you talk to your insurance company about your specific benefits.

Health

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July 29, 2013

Exercise for Moms-to-be

It can be tough to know what’s safe when it comes to exercising during pregnancy: some women are combining pregnancy and marathon training while others are being put on bed rest. It really comes down to what types of exercise you were participating in prior to pregnancy, while monitoring yourself and adapting as necessary.

Health

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