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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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November 11, 2019

How to Talk to Your Teen About Unhealthy Behaviors

Around age 11, children experience a major growth of neurons, or brain cells, that shifts which parts of the brain dominate behavior and decision-making. At this time, the prefrontal cortex, which controls behavior and decision-making, is growing but not yet mature, while the limbic system, which controls fear and pleasure, is becoming the most active…

Adolescent Health

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October 23, 2019

Exercising While Restricting Calories Could Be Bad for Bone Health

New research shows that pairing normal- to high-calorie meals with exercise can help keep bones strong.

Bone Health, Fitness, Weight Loss

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October 8, 2019

The Athlete-Blood Clot Connection

Clots commonly happen because of injuries, and the physicality of sports may increase a player’s risk.

Hematology, Sports Medicine

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