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.

Obese woman smiles at the candles on her birthday cake as two female friends on either side of her celebrate her

April 10, 2024

How to Manage Weight Gain During Menopause

Experts explain why it happens at this life stage and what you can do about it.

Menopause, Weight Loss, Women's Health

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Pregnant woman and her partner prepare vegetables for a meal in a sunny kitchen

April 5, 2024

Prenatal Nutrition: What to Eat When You’re Expecting

A UNC dietitian discusses essential nutrients, weight gain and food safety.

Maternal Health, Nutrition

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Woman smiling looking at pregnancy test.

March 26, 2024

What to Expect at Your First Prenatal Visit

Tips include selecting a provider, gathering information and preparing for tests.

Maternal Health, OB-GYN

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senior woman video chats with a provider on a lap top, sitting in a living room

March 15, 2024

How to Use Virtual Care for Your Healthcare Needs

Save time by seeing a doctor virtually for a variety of health issues.

Virtual Care

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close-up view of someone talking a spoonful of a jar of vanilla yogurt topped with berries and granola

March 14, 2024

Understand Your Gut Microbiome and How to Keep It Healthy

Beneficial bacteria help maintain balance in your body, and they need healthy foods.

Digestive Health

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A personal trainer high-fives his client in a gym. Both wear fitness clothes and free weights are on the floor.

February 28, 2024

4 Reasons to Invest in a Personal Trainer at the Gym

If you need motivation, feel stuck or want to be safe, these exercise pros can help.

Exercise, Fitness and Mobility

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Mom and elementary-aged daughter work together to prepare a salad in a brightly-lit kitchen

February 26, 2024

5 Ways for Parents to Raise Healthier Children

Teach your child the habits of a healthy life. Start with these tips from a pediatrician.

Children's Health, Kids and Mental Health, Wellness

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close-up image of a person holding pills in one and hand a glass of water in the other

February 22, 2024

What Happens If You Take an Antibiotic You Don’t Need?

Unnecessary meds not only won’t heal you, but they can do more harm than good.

Antibiotics

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teenage boy looks at his reflection in a bathroom mirror

February 8, 2024

Do’s and Don’ts: Promoting Healthy Body Image in Teens

Psychologists share what to do—and what to avoid—to help kids through a tricky time.

Adolescents, Eating Disorders, Kids and Mental Health

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photo of measles disease at cellular level

January 31, 2024

What to Know About Measles

This explainer with an expert will help you assess your risk and precautions to take amid the current outbreak.

Infectious Diseases

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tilt up image of a fit female in exercise clothes in a lunge position, hands on hips

January 25, 2024

What You Can Do When Your Hip Flexors Are Tight

If you sit a lot, try these tips to stretch and strengthen the core muscle group.

Orthopedics, Wellness

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Woman loads wood into a wood-burning fireplace indoors

January 19, 2024

Winter Indoor Air Quality Could Be Harming Your Health

Take these precautions with heat sources and humidifiers in your home.

Indoor Allergies, Your Care

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