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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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August 9, 2018

Independently Healthy: 8 Tips for New College Students

You can take steps to stay happy and well and make the most of this exciting time.

Adolescent Health

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August 8, 2018

7 Ways You Could Burn This Summer, Other Than in the Sun

Wearing sunscreen is important, but it won’t protect you from these other dangers.

Burn Care, Medical Tips

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August 2, 2018 By Tom Sowders

College Health Tips: Podcast Episode 6

This episode of UNC Health Talk: The Podcast is for high school graduates preparing to enter college (and their parents). Up until now, your health has largely been your parents’ responsibility. But now high school is over and it’s time for college. Even if you’re continuing your education close to home, it’s time to take…

ADD/ADHD, Children, Families, Health, Mental Health, Pediatric Medicine, Primary Care, Safety

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August 1, 2018

Life After Cancer: The ‘New Normal’

Survivors may encounter new challenges once treatment is over.


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July 30, 2018

Adults with Tethered Cord Syndrome Find Relief Through Surgery

Patients travel from afar to get treatment for rare spinal condition.

Back Pain, Neurosurgery

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July 25, 2018

A Venomous Snake Just Bit You! Now What?

Copperheads are common in North Carolina. Here’s how to avoid them and what to do if you can’t.

North Carolina, Outdoors

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July 20, 2018 By Tom Sowders

Why Men Should Do Yoga: Podcast Episode 5

A lot of men have misconceptions about yoga, according to REX Wellness Instructor and Registered Yoga Teacher Gwen Saint Romain. One misconception is that yoga is always calm, slow, peaceful and easy. In fact, some yoga classes can provide very intense workouts that leave you dripping with sweat. There are tons of health benefits associated…

Fitness, Health, Men's Health

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July 18, 2018

Recipe: Sweet Tea Chicken

Two Southern classics come together in one awesome dish.


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July 16, 2018

What Your Bad Breath Might be Telling You

This stinky condition can indicate simple bad hygiene or real health problems.

Primary Care

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July 12, 2018

Expanding Health Care Access to People in Rural North Carolina

Living far away from city centers can bring health challenges; UNC is working to solve them.

Virtual Care

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