What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Though the Emancipation Proclamation stated that all slaves were free as of January 1, 1863, many enslaved African Americans only learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news […]
UNC Health June 9, 2021 If someone told you to eat more plants, would you imagine a menu of bland salad after bland salad? Don’t—getting more plants in your diet can be colorful and tasty. A plant-based diet is one that is made up of foods primarily from plants including vegetables, whole grains, fruits, beans, […]
Psychiatry Chair Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody says we need to acknowledge this difficult time and be good to ourselves. Jane Calloway, Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 The pandemic has been a profoundly difficult time for people and their mental health, says Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, chair of the psychiatry department in the UNC School of Medicine. Throughout her 21 […]
By Amanda Wicks, University Communications, Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 Sophisticated algorithms have changed the landscape of the internet, making media literacy a skill that needs to be constantly sharpened. Savvy internet users know how to find and evaluate sources in order not to spread misinformation. But as algorithms become more sophisticated — and as the companies […]
UNC Health Talk May 26, 2021 Children ages 12 to 15 can now get a COVID-19 vaccine. The United States administered COVID-19 vaccinations to around 600,000 children ages 12 to 15 the week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents under an emergency use authorization (EUA). Families all over country are […]
Two faculty experts weigh in on the pros and cons of the new president’s first spending plan. Susan Hudson, The Well, Thursday, May 27th, 2021 The more detailed version of President Joseph Biden’s first budget should arrive in Congress today, but he released an outline of his proposed spending plan early last month. A sharp departure […]
May 21, 2021 UNC Health Talk More than 45 percent of American adults are now fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you’re among those who have not received a shot, here are four benefits of vaccination to consider. 1. Vaccination protects you from dying or getting seriously ill from […]
UNC Health Talk May 10, 2021 Sometimes your fitness routine becomes more of a memory than an everyday occurrence. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced nearly everyone to modify their workout habits in some way, and for some, that’s meant dropping exercise altogether. If this describes you, that’s OK! It’s been a very tough year (and counting), but […]
Carolina employees who started work after the pandemic and have only met their colleagues through Zoom have found ways to feel connected. Jane Calloway, The Well, Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 Resiliency and flexibility are two characteristics Carolina employees have shown during the year-long pandemic. Among Carolina’s new employees over the past year, some have worked only […]
May 24, 2021 UNC Health Talk Parents and guardians of adolescents are breathing a sigh of relief now that COVID-19 vaccinations have begun for 12-to-15-year-olds. Now, parents of children younger than 12 might be asking, “When will my child be able to get the shot?” The short answer is that we don’t have an exact answer […]
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