UNC Health Care

Category: Wellness

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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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August 30, 2012

6 Tips to Relieve Caregiver Stress

Taking care of a sick loved one is taxing on many levels. The work, the worry and the drain on time and money can have damaging effects on the caregiver’s own mental and physical health. The problem is so common that health experts have coined a name for it: "caregiver stress"...


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August 27, 2012

Get Your Vitamins!

As children we were told by parents to eat our vegetables because they were full of vitamins. In recent years we were given the same advice by scientific researchers who speculated that certain vitamins-the antioxidant vitamins E, C, and beta-carotene (a form of vitamin A)-might help prevent heart d


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July 2, 2012

Mind Full or Mindful?

I was eating lunch at my desk about half a year ago, quickly wolfing it down in the 15 minutes before the afternoon session started. The following is a list of everything I was thinking and doing in that 15 minutes:


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June 7, 2012

Fun in the Sun

ollowing my last blog post on encouraging everyone to exercise, we need to be smart and safe exercising in the heat. Every summer we hear about heat related illness.

Health, Wellness

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May 26, 2012

10 Tips to Manage Your Time

Time. If only you had more of it, you could get around to all those things you promised you'd do … well, if only you had more time.


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January 23, 2012

Diets high in fiber won’t protect against diverticulosis

For more than 40 years, scientists and physicians have thought eating a high-fiber diet lowered a person’s risk of diverticulosis, a disease of the large intestine in which pouches develop in the colon wall.

Chronic Illness, Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Wellness

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January 18, 2012

Older women with normal T-scores may not need bone mineral density ...

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations have recommended that women ages 65 and older be routinely screened for osteoporosis using bone mineral density (BMD) screening.

UNC Stories, Wellness

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October 25, 2011

Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines

People carrying extra pounds may need extra protection from influenza. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective.

Nutrition, Studies, Treatment, Wellness

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October 24, 2011

Morning UV exposure may be less damaging to the skin

Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that the timing of exposure to UV rays – early in the morning or later in the afternoon – can influence the onset of skin cancer.

Skin Health, Wellness

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