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How to Create a Sleep-Friendly Bedroom

Many of us joke about being sleep-deprived, but the condition puts a major damper on quality of life—not to mention it can be downright dangerous. Poor sleep can lead to daytime sleepiness, accidents and difficulty carrying out daily functions. Our cognitive abilities become impaired, our reaction times slow down and we get grumpy, anxious and…

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Andrea Azcarate-Peril

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Are prebiotics the answer for lactose intolerance?

New research led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and NC State University demonstrates the effectiveness of using prebiotics to change the composition of the gut microbiome of those suffering from lactose intolerance.

Digestive Health, Research

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Comparing the DASH and the Mediterranean Diets

According to the CDC, hypertension (high blood pressure) affects 70 million Americans. It’s a condition which can lead to weakening of the arteries, stroke, and heart and kidney disease if is not controlled. High blood pressure is a measured blood pressure reading of 140/90 mm Hg or higher. Shockingly, one out of three American adults…

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Navigating Nutrition Noise

Diet advice can be confusing, conflicting and overwhelming. Almost daily, you hear about a new study that contradicts the one you heard the week before. New studies gain traction in the media and spread like wildfire. You search the internet to read more about what you just heard on the news and you become even…

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Prepped and ready to go

Some undergraduates haven’t figured out if graduate school is for them or even that grad school in biomedical sciences even exists. Yet they have the smarts and the talent to succeed. UNC PREP was designed for them. After four years, it’s clear the PREP program was designed to succeed.

Physician Stories

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Moderate physical activity does not increase risk of knee osteoarth...

Adults age 45 and older who engaged in moderate physical activity up to two and a half hours a week did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over a 6-year follow-up period.

Arthritis, Fitness and Mobility, Research, Wellness

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Medical Emergency? You Are in Expert Hands

Of all the medical specialties, emergency medicine may be the most demanding. Emergency physicians work any time of the day or night. In a single shift, they may see dozens of patients in a hospital emergency department. And while other specialists are expert in one field of medicine, emergency physicians are highly trained to treat all manner of diseases and injuries...

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The 4 Sleep Stealers

When was the last time you got the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep at night? Even if you manage to push aside your worries, forgo late-night TV or leave the house in less-than-perfect shape and get to sleep at a decent hour, middle-of-the-night worries, your toddler’s nightmare or your own aches or pains wake you at 3 a.m...

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