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Health & Wellness

At UNC Health Care, we’re dedicated to helping people lead healthier lives. Check out these resources on a variety of topics ranging from heart health and cancer prevention to exercise tips, heart-healthy recipes and more.

A photograph of the dignicap, used to prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss.

July 18, 2019

Preventing Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Technology allows cancer patients to keep their hair while undergoing chemotherapy.

Cancer, Health

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July 15, 2019

The Unique Experience of Having Cancer as an Adolescent or Young Ad...

Coping with cancer is never easy, but there are special challenges for people between childhood and full-fledged adulthood.

Health

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An illustration of a comb with hair tangled around it.

July 10, 2019

Help for People with Sudden, Significant Hair Loss

Learn more about recognizing and treating alopecia areata.

Dermatology, Health

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Image showing doctor examine a women's neck

June 5, 2019

How Doctors Evaluate Lumps in the Neck for Thyroid Cancer  

Most thyroid nodules don’t cause any symptoms or need treatment, but some can be malignant and require surgery.

Cancer, Endocrinology, Health, Thyroid

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Illustration of shelled peanuts floating in a blue sky with clouds.

June 3, 2019

Can Simply Smelling Peanuts Cause an Allergic Reaction?

A UNC allergist addresses the risk of airborne peanut allergies.

Allergies, Health

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illustration of children running

May 28, 2019

A Growing Epidemic: Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise in Children

Learn why more children are being diagnosed with this condition and how to prevent it. Once upon a time, type 2 diabetes was called adult-onset diabetes because it almost exclusively affected adults. Back then, virtually all children with diabetes had the type 1 form of the disease, but that’s no longer the case. In recent…

Children, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Pediatric Medicine

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