UNC Health Care

Category: Wellness

February 27, 2014

Paula and TJ Brown: When Cooking Dinner is About More than the Food

As a nurse at UNC Hospitals, Paula Brown, RN, knows firsthand the difference family presence makes in a patient’s healing.

Nutrition, UNC Stories, Wellness

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Illustration of a piggy bank inside a child's mind.

December 12, 2013

Poverty influences children’s early brain development

Poverty may have direct implications for important, early steps in the development of the brain, saddling children of low-income families with slower rates of growth in two key brain structures.

Social Justice, Wellness

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December 9, 2013

Kids movies send mixed messages about eating habits and obesity

In a world where animals often take the place of humans, sugar-sweetened beverages, exaggerated portion sizes and unhealthy snacks are common. So is TV watching, computer use and video games.

Mental Health, Nutrition, Wellness

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Image of a little girl laughing in bed with her mom and dad.

October 25, 2013

Family Life: Slow Down the Pace

Living life on the run is the norm for many families today. Often we try to cram as much into our day as possible, with back-to-back events and activities for ourselves and our kids. But taking time to relax and enjoy being together can help increase the quality of life for everyone in the family.

Health, Wellness

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Baby riding in carseat in car.

September 12, 2013

Make the First Ride a Safe One

  Robin Deal, BSN, RN, CPST is the Perinatal Services Manager for Rex Healthcare. She has been a Child Passenger Safety Technician for over 13 years. Did you know that car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13?  Many times injuries or death may be prevented by the proper…

Wellness

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UNC Chapel

August 29, 2013

Moderate physical activity does not increase risk of knee osteoarth...

Adults age 45 and older who engaged in moderate physical activity up to two and a half hours a week did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over a 6-year follow-up period, a new study finds.

Arthritis, Fitness, Research, Wellness

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A man grabs his neck in pain.

May 2, 2013

Persistent pain after stressful events may have a neurobiological b...

A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first to identify a genetic risk factor for persistent pain after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision and sexual assault.

Chronic Illness, Neurology, Pain, Stress, Wellness

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UNC Chapel

February 11, 2013

Death by association: The threat of secondhand smoke

If you live, work or socialize with a tobacco smoker, you may be jeopardizing your health.

Health, Wellness

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Illustration of two salads.

September 10, 2012

Older overweight children consume fewer calories than their healthy...

A new study by University of North Carolina School of Medicine pediatrics researchers finds a surprising difference in the eating habits of overweight children between ages 9 and 17 years compared to those younger than 9.

Nutrition, Research, Wellness

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