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UNC expert: Tick diseases on the rise in North Carolina
Suburban development has created an ideal habitat for ticks, says Marcia Herman-Giddens, an adjunct professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Located in News / 2010 / July
UNC eating-disorders expert: The 'freshman 15' is only a 'freshman five'
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.
Located in News / 2010 / August
Protecting your back, neck and arms from 'laptop-itis'
Purchasing a laptop computer has become a ritual for many new college students. But using a laptop often leads to posture problems, which can have serious long-term health consequences. UNC expert Dr. Kevin Carneiro explains how students can guard themselves from “laptop-itis” from orientation to final exams.
Located in News / 2010 / August
A healthy school lunch for your child, tater-tot free
Childhood diets have been blamed for everything from the obesity epidemic to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Liz Watt, a registered dietitian at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont, explains how to make packing a healthy school lunch easy.
Located in News / 2010 / August
Whooping cough on the rise: Add vaccine to your back-to-school checklist
California declared a whooping cough epidemic this summer when more than 2,700 cases were reported in the state by mid-August and seven infants had died. Prevent an outbreak in North Carolina by immunizing your family before school starts.
Located in News / 2010 / August
How to tailgate the healthy way
For fans, part of the joy of football season is the chance to eat tailgate food – and to drink plenty of alcohol. Cynthia Bulik, a professor of eating disorders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how you can stay healthy at tailgate parties from before kickoff until the final touchdown.
Located in News / 2010 / September
Is being a 'weekend warrior' bad for your health?
Work and family obligations keep many people from exercising on a regular basis. But working out only once a week or less puts you at risk of injury. Jeffrey Spang, MD, an expert at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, explains how you can develop a long-term, healthy approach to exercise.
Located in News / 2010 / October
Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease by doing crossword puzzles?
For National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month this November, two Alzheimer's disease experts at the University of North Carolina explain what researchers know – and don’t know – about preventing the disease.
Located in News / 2010 / November
Should you go gluten-free?
The market for gluten-free food, touted as a cure for all ills, has grown by double digits in the past five years. But are such health claims half-baked? Maya Jerath, MD, PhD, the director of the Allergy and Immunology Clinic at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, gives the “dough-down” on the gluten-free diet.
Located in News / 2010 / December