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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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May 28, 2020

3 Tips for Returning Home from the Hospital During the COVID-19 Pan...

Occupational therapists offer advice to help ensure a smooth transition after hospitalization for any reason.

Coronavirus, Occupational Therapy

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May 26, 2020

Don’t Avoid the Doctor

If you think you might need medical treatment during the pandemic, you can get it safely and avoid the risks of waiting.

Coronavirus

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May 25, 2020

4 Tips for Communicating While Wearing a Mask

Masks help slow the spread of COVID-19 but can require some adjustments to the way we talk to each other.

Coronavirus

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May 21, 2020

How Hospitals Stay Clean During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Learn about the extra steps hospitals are taking to keep their facilities safe.

Coronavirus

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May 20, 2020

What Are ‘COVID Toes’?

Learn how skin abnormalities could be a sign of the virus.

Coronavirus

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May 19, 2020

An Emerging COVID-19/Stroke Connection

The virus could lead to blood clots that could result in stroke for people of all ages.

Coronavirus, Stroke

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May 13, 2020

What People with Diabetes Need to Know About COVID-19

If you have diabetes, you face additional risk. Take these steps to stay well.

Coronavirus, Diabetes

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May 12, 2020

3 Tips to Avoid Contracting COVID-19 from Surfaces

Simple precautions can help keep you and your family safe from infection.

Coronavirus

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May 8, 2020

Why COVID-19 Makes It More Important Than Ever to Quit Smoking

Damage to the lungs and heart caused by smoking can lower your chances of survival.

Coronavirus, Tobacco

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May 7, 2020

3 Tips for Returning to Your Doctor’s Office During COVID-19

Learn what you can do to feel safe when you need in-person medical care.

Coronavirus

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