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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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October 15, 2018

Preserving Fertility for Women Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Learn how cancer affects your fertility and what you can do to preserve it.

Cancer, Fertility

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October 10, 2018

Taking Medication While Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know

With the right resources and their doctors’ help, new moms can determine what’s safe to take.

Maternal Health, Medication

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October 8, 2018

Male Infertility: What You Need to Know

Talk to your doctor if you have fertility concerns—your health might depend on it.

Fertility, Men's Health

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Silhouette of person clutching their abdominal reigon

October 3, 2018

Relief from the Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease, Through Surgery

The newly offered Kono-S procedure can reduce the chances of further operations.

Gastroenterology, Surgery

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October 1, 2018

What Doctors Know About Reducing Breast Cancer Risk

Women can’t control whether they get breast cancer in many cases, but there are steps to take that can improve the odds of avoiding this common disease.

Breast Cancer

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September 24, 2018

What to Do with Expired Medicines

A pharmacist answers some of the most frequently asked questions about expired medicines.

Pharmacology, Safety

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vaping truth

September 21, 2018 By Tom Sowders

The Truth about Vaping: Podcast Episode 9

  Sitting at a red light, you notice a large plume of vapor exuding from the car next to you. A slight creme brûlée smell hits your nose. That’s when you notice that the person puffing this sweet-smelling vapor appears to be a teenager. This episode of UNC Health Talk explores vaping through the lenses…

Addiction, Adolescent Health, Health, Lung Disease, Tobacco

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cartoon of two silhouettes of children filled with pink and blue 'preservatives'

September 19, 2018

How Food Additives Can Harm Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics is warning parents against added ingredients that can harm children’s development. A UNC pediatrician weighs in.

Adolescent Health, Pediatric Medicine

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September 10, 2018

Recipe: Fresh Fruit Popsicles

These healthy refreshers are much better for you than the store-bought version.

Recipes

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