Wellness

At UNC Health, 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.

Father pushes toddler who is sitting on top of a rolling suitcase in an airport

May 29, 2024

How to Stay Healthy During Summer Travel

Pandemic travel restrictions are over, but you still want to stay well on vacation.

Family Medicine, Medical Tips, Your Care

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Woman dressed in workout clothes talks to her personal fitness trainer in a gym

May 24, 2024

It’s Not Working Out: How to Break Up with Your Trainer

Ask yourself these questions and then follow one trainer’s tips for moving on.

Exercise, Fitness and Mobility

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Smiling woman pours herself a green smoothie in an apartment kitchen

May 15, 2024

The Connection Between Your Brain and Your Gut

Think your brain and belly don’t talk to each other? Think again.

Brain Health, Digestive Health, Eating Disorders, Nervous System

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Pediatrician checks a child patient's throat while mom watches

May 13, 2024

6 Reasons Kids Should See a Doctor, Even If They’re Well

Regular wellness visits are a vital part of a child’s physical and mental health.

Children's Health, Medical Tips, Your Care

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smiling baby laying on tummy

May 13, 2024

Ask the Pediatrician: Baby Vaccines

Pediatrician Edward Pickens, MD, talks about why baby vaccines are a must.

Babies, Children's Health, Pediatric Medicine, Vaccines

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Provider takes blood pressure of a young adult man

May 9, 2024

Empower Your College Grad: 3 Essential Health Talks

Before your child leaves home, make sure they are set up for wellness.

Family Medicine, Your Care

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two senior women prepare fresh vegetables in the kitchen

May 8, 2024

How to Get the Nutrients You Need as You Age

Your body changes as you get older, and your diet should change with it.

Nutrition, Older Adult Health

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Two parents stand next to their young child at the kitchen counter, preparing a meal together

May 3, 2024

Counting Macros? Here’s What You Need to Know

Understanding macronutrients and micronutrients could be key to meeting your health goals.

Nutrition, Weight Loss

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Picture of a woman getting a breast screening

May 2, 2024

When Should You Get a Mammogram?

Breast cancer is most treatable when caught early, so don’t delay.

Breast Cancer, Breast Health, Women's Health

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Smiling woman plays with a hula hoop in her living room

May 1, 2024

A Simple Plan for Self-Care

Think beyond spa days with these tips to improve your overall health.

Mental Health, Stress Management, Your Care

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Teenaged boy sits on couch, smiling and talking to his mom

April 24, 2024

4 Expert Tips for Raising a Resilient Kid

Challenges are inevitable. Here are ways to help your child be ready.

Kids and Mental Health

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pile of fruits and vegetables on a butcher-block kitchen island, someone washing their hands in the sink in the background

April 23, 2024

3 Simple Ways to a Happier, Healthier Gut

Follow these tips to keep your gut microbiome—and the rest of your body—in balance.

Digestive Health, Gastroenterology, Microbiome

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