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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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December 1, 2020

4 Ways to Protect Your Heart This Winter

As the temperatures drop, the rates of heart disease rise. “Heart disease can occur any time of the year, but there is some seasonality to it, and it does increase in the winter months,” says UNC cardiologist Christopher Kelly, MD. Cardiologists don’t know for sure why the winter months are riskier for hearts, but it…

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A woman feeling sick in a modern living room.

November 20, 2020

The Science Behind COVID-19 Safety Measures

Here’s what scientists know about how the coronavirus spreads.


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Couple choosing Christmas tree in Christmas tree farm, it is snowy weather and everything need to be perfect for Christmas

November 19, 2020

4 Steps for Getting Through the Winter During a Pandemic

You and your family can mentally prepare for the colder months.


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Adult Man Sitting in Hair Salon Wearing Protective Mask During COVID-19 Pandemic.

November 10, 2020

Is It Safe to Get A Hair Cut or Your Nails Done Right Now?

Here’s what the experts say about personal grooming services during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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A young woman is having a flu and using a tissue paper to sneeze

November 9, 2020

Flu & COVID Complications: Are You at Higher Risk?

Here’s how to know if you are susceptible to serious complications and what to do about it.

Coronavirus, Flu Season

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