Category: Infectious Diseases

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March 26, 2020

Pregnant and Worried About Coronavirus/COVID-19?

An OB-GYN answers common questions about expecting during a pandemic.

Infectious Diseases, Pregnancy and Maternal Health, Women's Health

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March 20, 2020

What is Social Distancing and Why is it Important? 

Learn how social distancing can help stop the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19

Infectious Diseases

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March 12, 2020

Updates on COVID-19

UNC Health infectious diseases expert David Weber, MD, MPH, provides Coronavirus / COVID-19 background information and recommendations for the general population. The following topics are covered in this video: Which people face the greatest risk of illness from COVID-19 infection? Should people who are at greatest risk take certain precautions? Does social distancing help prevent…

Coronavirus, Infectious Diseases

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February 12, 2020

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus

Read this quick explanation of the basics and how to protect yourself.

Coronavirus, Infectious Diseases

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January 17, 2020

What to Expect This Flu Season

The 2019-2020 flu season has started out mild—so far—but a flu shot is still a must.

Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases

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December 11, 2019

What’s the difference between a yeast infection and bacterial vagin...

The two conditions have similar symptoms but require different treatments.

Infectious Diseases, Women's Health

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December 9, 2019

Simple Steps to Reduce Your Flu Risk

Here’s how to avoid the spread of germs and protect others if you get sick.

Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases

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November 4, 2019

What You Need to Know About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

It may be most common in small children, but that doesn’t mean you’re immune.

Children's Health, Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Medicine

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October 7, 2019

Does Your Child Have Fifth Disease?

By the time this virus’s distinctive rash appears, your child is already on the mend.

Children's Health, Infectious Diseases

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August 12, 2019

Seven Ways to Keep Kids Healthy in Child Care

Do your research to help ensure a safe transition.

Children's Health, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines

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July 1, 2019

What’s an Anal Pap Test and Do You Need One?   

This test is an effective screening tool for anal cancer.

Cancer, Infectious Diseases, Sexual Health

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April 30, 2019

When Food Rebels: What You Need to Know About Food Poisoning

Learn how to help prevent foodborne illnesses and when to seek medical attention.

Infectious Diseases

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