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Category: Medical Tips

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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lightning strike in the night sky

August 8, 2018

7 Ways You Could Burn This Summer, Other Than in the Sun

Wearing sunscreen is important, but it won’t protect you from these other dangers.

Burn Care, Medical Tips

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Man sitting at desk with tissues and cold medicine contemplating whether or not he should see a doctor for flu treatment

January 3, 2018

Dealing with Flu: Stay Home or See a Doctor?

Most of the time, you can treat yourself with rest and fluids, but sometimes flu is a medical emergency.

Flu Season, Medical Tips

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Older man clutching chest

November 20, 2017

Is Your Chest Pain a Sign of a Heart Attack, or Something Else?

Never assume chest pain is no big deal, but know that it could have many causes

Heart Health, Medical Tips

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elderly man wringing hands in front of face.

October 18, 2016

Elder abuse under-identified in U.S. emergency departments

Elder abuse affects approximately 1 in 10 older adults in the United States and has far-reaching negative effects on physical and mental health.

Medical Tips, Seniors, Wellness

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January 29, 2016

5 Things You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Though experts currently predict that the virus poses a small risk to people in the United States, it’s important to learn more about this mosquito-borne virus. [Read more...]

Medical Tips, Zika

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Timothy Platts-Mills

September 4, 2015

The Nature of Emergency Medicine

While searching for the purpose of rare plants in a remote South Pacific village, Timothy Platts-Mills, MD, took up the cause of medicine. Now, he’s training the next generation of ED doctors at UNC.

Medical Tips

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April 25, 2013

The Importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D has increasingly become part of the blood work accompanying a physical at the doctor’s office. This may be for good reason, as many people are falling short on this important vitamin...- Guest blogger post by Jennifer Paschaloudis, MS, RD, LDN.

Medical Tips

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