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Tag: Health Whys

Yvonne Golightly

October 12, 2011

Can a short leg cause knee or hip pain?

If one of your legs is shorter than the other, that may increase your risk of pain in your knees or hips, some researchers suspect. UNC’s Yvonne Golightly, PT, PhD, explains what researchers do and don’t know about this surprisingly common condition.

Pain, Treatment

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Many children

August 10, 2011

Coping with back-to-school anxiety

Many children feel nervous about going to school for the first time or returning to school after a summer off. Here are tips for kids – and parents – on managing the back-to-school jitters.

Mental Health

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Scott Johnson

July 13, 2011

When cystic fibrosis patients grow up

In the 1950s, children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis usually died before they reached school age. Thanks to improved treatments, many patients now survive for decades, changing the ways that their doctors care for them.

Chronic Illness, Cystic Fibrosis, UNC Stories

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Music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett works with two patients at North Carolina Children's Hospital.

June 15, 2011

Music therapy helps patients cope with illness, regain health

Recent news stories highlighted how music therapy helped Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot to her head. At North Carolina Children's Hospital, music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett engages chronically ill children with singing, song writing and playing musical instruments as a way to help them cope with their diseases.

Health, Pain, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

December 14, 2010

Should you go gluten-free?

If you love traditional bread sticks, cake or cookies, you may find the recent popularity of the gluten-free diet bewildering.

Health, Wellness

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Many people believe doing crossword puzzles helps prevent Alzheimer's disease

November 16, 2010

Can you prevent Alzheimer’s disease by doing crossword puzzles?

By stripping patients of their memories, Alzheimer’s disease gradually robs people of their very identities. Patients eventually lose the ability to care for themselves and to control basic bodily functions, such as swallowing and urination. No one has a cure

Alzheimer's, Treatment, Wellness

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Cynthia Bulik

August 4, 2010

UNC eating-disorders expert: The ‘freshman 15’ is only ...

First-year college students are at risk for gaining weight and developing eating disorders. Two University of North Carolina Health Care experts weigh in on how to develop healthy eating habits on campus.

Mental Health

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UNC Chapel

July 8, 2010

Expert: Sunscreen just the first step to skin protection

Applying sunscreen is a summer ritual for Americans hoping to protect their skin from burns, wrinkles and cancers. But researchers have raised questions about the safety of some sunscreens.

Wellness

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