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Category: Medical Tips

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.

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?

You should never take chest pain lightly, but it can have non-life-threatening causes

Heart Health, Medical Tips

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UNC Chapel

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.

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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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January 15, 2013

Medical Emergency? You Are in Expert Hands

Of all the medical specialties, emergency medicine may be the most demanding. Emergency physicians work any time of the day or night. In a single shift, they may see dozens of patients in a hospital emergency department. And while other specialists are expert in one field of medicine, emergency physicians are highly trained to treat all manner of diseases and injuries...

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Temporomandibular joint

July 5, 2012

What a Pain in the……Jaw!!

According to the National Institute of Health, upwards of 10 million Americans suffer from a common diagnosis of TMJ. Various types of jaw or facial pain are often grouped as TMJ. The temporomandibular joint is comprised of the temporal bone(in front of the ear) and the top of the mandible (jaw)...

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The truth behind 9 medical myths

April 8, 2012

The Truth Behind 9 Medical Myths

You hear them all the time. Before you know it, they’re accepted as law. Medical myths often become part of our culture as they get passed from one generation to the next. But what many of us take as expert information may actually be wrong or even harmful to our health.

Medical Tips

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