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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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