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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.

Shot of a doctor applying a band aid after injecting a patient in his arm

March 4, 2021

Vaccine Side Effects: 4 Things to Know

The most common reported side effect of the COVID-19 vaccines is pain at the injection site.

Coronavirus, Vaccines

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March 3, 2021

A Better Understanding of Eating Disorders and Genetics

Researchers hope study results can improve treatment options.

Eating Disorders

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March 1, 2021

5 Hacks to Improve Life with Arthritis

Try these pain-relieving tips for help with daily living.


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Woman with hand pain

February 22, 2021

Achy Joints? It Could Be Arthritis

While there is no cure for arthritis, lifestyle changes can help alleviate pain.


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older woman wears a face mask while she looks out the window

February 15, 2021

You Can Still Get COVID-19 After Vaccination, but You’re Less Likel...

The vaccines may not prevent the virus, but they will protect against serious illness.

Coronavirus, Vaccines

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A pile of blue protective face masks

February 11, 2021

Should You Wear 2 Masks?

An expert shares four things to know about layering masks.


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Close up of a young woman getting vaccinated

February 10, 2021

6 Things You Need to Know About Getting Your Second Dose of the COV...

Here are six things you need to know about getting your second dose.

Coronavirus, Vaccines

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Girl sleeping on couch with her Golden Retriever dog

February 5, 2021

Napping: Is it good for everyone?

A short nap is usually fine, but excessive napping may be the sign of something more serious.


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Senior woman and adult daughter laughing on porch

February 4, 2021

How Family History Affects Your Risk of Heart Disease

You can lower your risk of heart disease even if it runs in your family.

Heart Health

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