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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.
Located in News / 2011 / October
What about our daughters? Women's health begins in childhood
The term “women’s health” implies a separation between what a female does during adulthood to stay healthy from what she did – or had done for her – as a child. However, more attention than ever is focusing on urging and enabling children to adopt healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
Located in News / 2011 / November
Avoiding nasty germs and flaming turkeys on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving can be a time of great joy, but you should use caution in preparing the holiday meal. UNC’s experts offer preparation, cooking and nutrition tips to help you avoid common health and safety hazards.
Located in News / 2011 / November
Holiday gift guide: Choosing safe toys for children
More than 180,000 children were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for toy-related injuries last year. Here, two UNC Health Care experts offer toy-safety tips for the kids in your life.
Located in News / 2011 / December
Experts 'baffled' by growing ranks of allergy sufferers
More Americans than ever are suffering from allergies. As spring allergy season approaches, expert Maya Jerath explains what researchers do – and do not – know about why we get them.
Located in News / 2010 / February
This spring, make local eating part of your healthy diet
For National Nutrition Month in March, UNC Health Care experts explain why your local farmers market could be the best place to find healthy food.
Located in News / 2010 / March
Air-pollution expert explains how to take care of your lungs during ozone season
April's warm, sunny days mark the beginning of ozone season. UNC Health Care expert David Peden, MD, the director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology at the UNC School of Medicine, explains what his research shows about ozone pollution and how you can protect yourself.
Located in News / 2010 / April
Spring fever blossoms in warm weather – but is it a real ailment?
Two University of North Carolina medical professionals explain the “spring fever” phenomenon and how seasons affect our mood.
Located in News / 2010 / April
Expert: North Carolina's beaches cleaner than most
North Carolina's beach-goers generally enjoy clean water, but the ocean can become polluted after a heavy rainfall. Rachel Noble, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill water-quality expert, gives the straight poop on staying healthy at the beach.
Located in News / 2010 / June
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.
Located in News / 2010 / July