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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.

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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Doctor showing covid-19 tube test and sampling swab

February 2, 2021

5 Things We Know About the COVID-19 Variants

Viruses change all the time—here’s how to protect yourself.


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Covid-19 vaccination record card with vials and syringe.

February 1, 2021

More COVID-19 Vaccines Are in Development, and You Can Join the Pro...

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Novavax could play an important role in vaccinating rural communities.

Coronavirus, Vaccines

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Woman in bed with the flu

January 29, 2021

The COVID-19 ‘Long Haulers’

Some people experience long-term side effects of COVID-19.


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A portrait of active senior woman with laptop working in home office.

January 27, 2021

Nervous About COVID-19 Vaccination? Read This

3 tips to address your anxiety around getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus, Vaccines

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A one-day-old newborn infant sleeps in its crib in the hospital.

January 22, 2021

19 Questions to Ask at Your Maternity Hospital

Knowing what to expect can help you and your partner be more prepared.

OB-GYN, Pregnancy

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Young female in the bathroom looking in the mirror and taking care of her facial skin.

January 20, 2021

6 Tips for Battling “Maskne”

We know one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is to wear a mask. But doing so may have one unintended consequence—mask-related acne, often called maskne. These tiny bumps around the mouth, nose and eyes are a common side effect that is usually the result of clogged…

Coronavirus, Dermatology, Skin Health

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Happy family in the kitchen having fun and cooking together. Healthy food at home.

January 15, 2021

Your Relationship with Food Begins with Your Family

The first lessons we learn about eating come from our caregivers and can shape how we view food as we get older.

Eating Disorders, Families

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