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Facts and myths about Halloween candy
A holiday devoted to vampires, goblins and ghouls is a recipe for a ghastly night of fright. But false stories of marauding strangers and poison-laced candy can make the evening scarier than it needs to be.
Located in News / 2012 / October
Creating an "Alzheimer's friendly" home for your loved one
Susan Coppola, an associate professor of occupational therapy at the UNC School of Medicine, explains how making simple changes at home can help an Alzheimer's patient stay healthier, happier and more independent.
Located in News / 2011 / January
How to fight winter’s ailments
Three University of North Carolina medical professionals explain how to stay healthy in winter.
Located in News / 2011 / February
Managing anxiety on the run
Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD, director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how you may be able to quell anxiety and stress with exercise.
Located in News / 2011 / March
UNC researchers unravel clues, develop interventions for autism
As World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, approaches, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine hunt for new treatments and interventions for the disorder.
Located in News / 2011 / March
The skinny on fat: Debate rages on pros, cons of low-fat diet
In recent years a fierce debate has raged among nutrition experts over the wisdom of prevailing dietary guidelines that emphasize eating less saturated fat. Two experts from the UNC Department of Nutrition cut through the chatter and explain what you can do to eat healthy.
Located in News / 2011 / May
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.
Located in News / 2011 / June
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.
Located in News / 2011 / July
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.
Located in News / 2011 / August
September is peak month for hurricanes in North Carolina
More hurricanes and tropical storms hit North Carolina in September than in any other month. Two UNC experts explain how state residents can stay safe and healthy before and after a dangerous storm.
Located in News / 2011 / September