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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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