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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.

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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.

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Photograph of a macula (the highly sensitive center of the retina) with intermediate age-related macular degeneration.

May 9, 2013

Omega-3 fatty acids provide no benefit in slowing age-related macul...

Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements does not slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration, a newly published study finds. However, some people may benefit from taking lutein and zeaxanthin.

Eye Health, Health, Ophthalmology, Studies

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February 11, 2013

Death by association: The threat of secondhand smoke

If you live, work or socialize with a tobacco smoker, you may be jeopardizing your health.

Health, Wellness

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January 4, 2013

Make Healthy Bones Your New Year’s Resolution

Post by Diane Danchi, R.D., L.D.N. - Now well into my 50’s, I am reminded of the realities of aging and bone health. When my first bone density screening showed my numbers falling just into the osteopenia category, I thought, “Oh no! I need to DO more of what I KNOW.” ...

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December 5, 2012

Aging: What’s Normal?

Just how should you expect to feel as you age? The answer differs for everyone, and genetics, lifestyle and outlook all contribute to your overall health. The good news is people are not only living longer—with a life expectancy of 78.5 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—they are also feeling better and suffering fewer injuries in their senior years...

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Illustration of hands holding up a water bottle and wearing a watch

June 7, 2012

Fun in the Sun

ollowing my last blog post on encouraging everyone to exercise, we need to be smart and safe exercising in the heat. Every summer we hear about heat related illness.

Health, Wellness

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UNC Chapel

March 13, 2012

Allergies …or Something Else?

It’s that time of year again. Your eyes itch, your nose is runny, you sneeze constantly and your head is congested—all-too-familiar symptoms for the estimated 18.6 million Americans who suffer from allergic rhinitis or hay fever...

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Music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett works with two patients at North Carolina Children's Hospital.

June 15, 2011

Music therapy helps patients cope with illness, regain health

Recent news stories highlighted how music therapy helped Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot to her head. At North Carolina Children's Hospital, music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett engages chronically ill children with singing, song writing and playing musical instruments as a way to help them cope with their diseases.

Health, Pain, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

December 14, 2010

Should you go gluten-free?

If you love traditional bread sticks, cake or cookies, you may find the recent popularity of the gluten-free diet bewildering.

Health, Wellness

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

UnitedHealthcare and UNC Health Care sign long-term contract

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE UNH) company, has signed a three-year contract with the University of North Carolina Health Care System. The new contract, effective September 15, continues to make available to UnitedHealthcare members the full range of inpatient and outpatient services at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, and Raleigh's Rex Healthcare, as well as UNC Physicians and Rex Physicians.

Health, North Carolina

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