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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.

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May 22, 2019

What Is Amyloidosis?

This rare disease shares its symptoms with many other conditions, which makes it hard to diagnose.

Cardiology, Oncology

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May 15, 2019

Understanding Swimmer’s Ear

This common infection causes pain and itching—and can happen without a dip in the pool.

Ear Nose Throat

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May 8, 2019

What to Know About Measles

This explainer with an expert will help you assess your risk and precautions to take amid the current outbreak.

Infectious Diseases

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April 30, 2019

When Food Rebels: What You Need to Know About Food Poisoning

Learn how to help prevent foodborne illnesses and when to seek medical attention.

Infectious Diseases

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April 17, 2019

Should You Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Find out how lung cancer screenings can save lives and who should get them.

Cancer, Lung Disease

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April 15, 2019

Your Teenager at the Doctor: What to Expect

Learn how health care providers help guide your child through adolescence.

Adolescent Health

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April 10, 2019

The Different Types of Diabetes, Defined

Understand the differences between type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes


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