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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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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

Diabetes

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April 8, 2019

Understanding Pericardial Effusion

This condition of fluid around the heart can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack or heart failure.

Cardiology, Heart Health

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March 27, 2019

The Ovarian Condition That Causes Skipped Periods and Possible Infe...

PCOS affects 1 in 10 women and is characterized by inconsistent menstrual cycles and physical changes.

Fertility, Gynecology, Women's Health

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March 25, 2019

Do You Need Liver Cleanse Supplements?

A gastroenterologist explains the science behind so-called detox products.

Gastroenterology

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March 13, 2019

Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Fasting can have health benefits—but only when you emphasize what you’re eating alongside when you’re eating.

Nutrition

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March 11, 2019

What Happens When You Have a Stroke

Strokes can present themselves in varying ways, but a quick response means a better chance at full recovery.

Neurology, Stroke

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March 6, 2019

Understanding the Decline in the Cancer Death Rate in the U.S.

The N.C. Cancer Hospital physician-in-chief provides context on a recent report.

Cancer

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