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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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