UNC Health Care

Category: Wellness

March 1, 2017

Starting the conversation to improve diabetes care

In North Carolina, 1 in 10 people have diabetes. That includes a large number of patients at the Open Door Clinic, a free, student-run clinic in Burlington staffed by volunteers from Elon University, Alamance Community College, and the UNC School of Medicine.

Diabetes, Treatment, 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, Senior Health, Wellness

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Mother taking care of her sick daughter in bedroom

September 8, 2016

From Bee Stings to Back-to-School Bugs: UNC Urgent Care Has You Cov...

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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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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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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