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Category: Wellness

Mindfulness

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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UNC Chapel

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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UNC Chapel

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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UNC Chapel

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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UNC Chapel

December 14, 2010

Should you go gluten-free?

If you love traditional bread sticks, cake or cookies, you may find the recent popularity of the gluten-free diet bewildering.

Health, Wellness

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Many people believe doing crossword puzzles helps prevent Alzheimer's disease

November 16, 2010

Can you prevent Alzheimer’s disease by doing crossword puzzles?

By stripping patients of their memories, Alzheimer’s disease gradually robs people of their very identities. Patients eventually lose the ability to care for themselves and to control basic bodily functions, such as swallowing and urination. No one has a cure

Alzheimer's, Treatment, Wellness

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UNC Chapel

November 8, 2010

Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, we...

In the largest study to date of the Arthritis Foundation’s Tai Chi program, participants showed improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being.

Arthritis, Pain, Research, Studies, Wellness

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UNC Chapel

July 8, 2010

Expert: Sunscreen just the first step to skin protection

Applying sunscreen is a summer ritual for Americans hoping to protect their skin from burns, wrinkles and cancers. But researchers have raised questions about the safety of some sunscreens.

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