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Category: Wellness

Mother taking care of her sick daughter in bedroom

September 8, 2016

From Bee Stings to Back-to-School Bugs: REX Express Care Has You Co...

With the beginning of the school year, many families are juggling new schedules. When a family member gets sick or injured, it can throw even the most organized among us for a loop.

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a girl iin school with a cola on her desk

July 19, 2016

5 Reasons Teens Should Limit Caffeine

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that teenagers consume no more than 100 mg of caffeine a day.

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Male cyclist uses hand to hold a smartphone with a running Pokemon Go application at sunset.

July 15, 2016

Pokémon Go Safety Tips

Pokémon Go surpassed Candy Crush Saga to become the most popular mobile game of all time with the highest amount of active users ever recorded. Here are some tips to keep in mind while playing:

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Older man with hat against his chest stands in front of a beautiful golden sunset.

March 21, 2016

Adding stress management to cardiac rehab cuts new heart incidents ...

UNC’s Alan Hinderliter, MD, teamed up with Duke doctors to quantify the benefit of stress management to heart health.

Cardiology, Stress, Treatment, Wellness

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January 21, 2016

Endurance and Outreach in Hillsborough

In the past two years, Monica Oliver, MBA, of Hillsborough Hospital, has challenged herself physically and professionally. In January, she was featured on the cover of Endurance Magazine. Soon she will lead the Hillsborough Hospital’s chapter of Girls on the Run, which is open to Hillsborough-area middle-schoolers.

Fitness, UNC Stories, Wellness

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Different pills and supplements

October 15, 2015

UNC Lineberger-led study finds higher vitamin D and calcium intake ...

A large, randomized study led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher found that vitamin D and calcium supplements do not reduce the risk of colorectal adenomas, which are benign tumors that can evolve into colorectal cancer.

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Orange Car Seat Inside Small Family Van.

September 16, 2015

Child Safety Seats: Are They Used Correctly?

September 13-19 is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Safe Kids coalitions and other organizations are holding child safety seat inspections to emphasize the importance of proper car seat installation and use.

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Front view of a yellow school bus against a blue sky.

August 26, 2015

7 School Bus Safety Tips for Kids

As kids return to school, school buses once again welcome kids aboard. While school buses are the safest mode of transportation to school, injuries do occur, many when children are boarding or exiting the vehicle.

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Graphic by Rachel Morris/UNC Health Care

July 20, 2015

Is Facebook use always associated with poorer body image and risky ...

College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors.

Mental Health, Nutrition, Wellness

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June 3, 2015

5 Reasons UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus is Great for the Hill...

It finally happens this summer: UNC Health Care’s hospital in Hillsborough opens its doors for patients. While medical services have been available on the campus for the last year, the grand opening celebration and open house for the hospital facility proper are just two short weeks away.

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Dr. Nancy Thomas

April 10, 2015

Lower survival rates connected with high-risk melanoma with mutatio...

Researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed hundreds of melanoma samples to find out if two genetic mutations more commonly found in melanoma tumors were associated with lower survival rates in patients.

Cancer, Research, Studies, Wellness

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March 11, 2015

Your Digital Footprint: 5 Tips for Health Care Professionals

"Like it or not, the internet is a rapidly growing repository of indelible information about you," writes Dr. Stiegler. "Patients, professional colleagues, future employers, and many others are reading about you online.

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