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Category: Wellness

Illustration of African-American woman at Thanksgiving table

November 20, 2017

10 Ways to Maintain, Not Gain, This Holiday Season

You can make it to the new year without packing on pounds and still have a great time this holiday season. Here’s how.

Nutrition, Wellness

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Illustrated image of extinguished cigarette

November 16, 2017

Trying to Quit Smoking, Again

Like most people, Kathie Reeves has tried multiple times to give up cigarettes. With help from UNC, she’s hoping this time works.

Addiction, Diabetes, Health, Wellness

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Virtual Reality Senior

April 20, 2017

Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to falls. But researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State Unive

Seniors, Technology, Wellness

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Malnutrition Older Adults

March 24, 2017

Poor oral health and food scarcity major contributors to malnutriti...

UNC School of Medicine researchers led a study to determine risk factors associated with malnutrition among older adults receiving care in the emergency department.

Social Justice, Wellness

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The Geriatric Emergency Medicine Boot Camp was held Feb. 9 in Morrisville. UNC Health Care is one of nine health-care systems participating in the collaborative. Photo/Lane Deacon

March 9, 2017

Improving Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Studies show that the first visit to the Emergency Department (ED) by an older adult in the United States often marks the start of a downward health trend for that person, leading to return trips to the ED, hospital admissions, or death.

Seniors, Wellness

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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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