UNC Health Care

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.

Blood pressure monitor and stethescope

June 20, 2018

Five Numbers You Need to Know to Stay Healthy

Your provider can help you get a grasp on these crucial health markers.

Health, Primary Care

Read Article
grilled bananas with chocolate chips

June 18, 2018

Recipe: Grilled Banana Split

Finish your summer meal with this grilled dessert.

Recipes

Read Article
bag of frozen peas with your no-scapel vasectomy written on label

June 14, 2018 By Tom Sowders

The No-Scalpel Vasectomy: Podcast Episode 3

Matt Coward, MD, urologist and assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine doesn’t use a scalpel–or any needles–when he performs vasectomies. For couples and individual men who don’t want kids (or any more kids), the no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy is a popular option. But why? How effective is this seemingly simple procedure? How permanent is…

Fertility, Men's Health, Surgery

Read Article
graphic of tuxedo with thyroid in place of bow tie

June 11, 2018

Could It Be Your Thyroid?

A lot of people have thyroid problems and don’t know it. If you’re tired all the time or gaining weight, you could be one of them.

Endocrinology, Thyroid

Read Article
graphic of brain with lightening strike

June 7, 2018

Will This New Drug Mean Relief for Migraine Sufferers?

Neurologist Gary Jay, MD, answers questions about the newly approved medication to prevent migraines.

Neurology

Read Article
plane traveling through different geometric shapes

June 4, 2018

Jet Lag: How it Works and How to Deal

Crossing time zones confuses your body, but you can take some steps to mitigate the effects.

Sleep

Read Article
Grilled veggie dip arranged on a plate with grilled bread

May 31, 2018

Recipe: Grilled Veggie Dip

If you’re looking for a fun and healthy summer snack, you’ve got to try this grilled veggie dip.

Recipes

Read Article