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Pandemic mental fatigue: Don’t be shy about asking for help

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 […]

3 Tips for Healthy Snacking When Working from Home

UNC Health Talk May 3, 2021 A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of the American workforce still works from home part or all of the time. This helps keep everyone safe from the spread of the virus and has its perks: no long commutes, more time with family and every day is business casual. However, working from […]

5 Tips to Feel Healthier in Your Pandemic Body

UNC Health Talk May 7, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on our bodies, and not just in the way you might think. Much has been said about the “COVID 19”—gaining 19 pounds during the pandemic—and research shows this might actually be true for many people. But it’s not just about whether our clothes fit: Being sedentary […]

Will You Need a Vaccine Booster?

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers have developed a method for evaluating long-term COVID-19 vaccine efficacy. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Thursday, May 6th, 2021 The large-scale deployment of effective vaccines is globally recognized as the best way to end the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the high efficacy reported for vaccines currently in […]

Vaccine Side Effects: 4 Things to Know

UNC Health Talk March 4, 2021 With millions of people across the United States vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and many more to follow, questions about side effects are becoming part of daily conversations among families, friends and co-workers. Some people have reported no side effects, while others have reported temporary side effects such as […]

A Creative Outlet

Over the past year, as they navigated isolation and stress, these Tar Heels turned to something they can control and lose themselves in: art. Photos by Johnny Andrews, University Communications, Monday, March 8th, 2021 Whether it’s through music, literature, photography, art or physical performance, many Carolina students have embraced their creative side to help manage disruptions […]

Nervous About COVID-19 Vaccination? Read This

UNC Health Talk January 27, 2021 For the past year, the world has faced unprecedented uncertainty and challenges due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. More than 50 percent of adults in the United States have reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted because of stress over COVID-19. Now, after months of angst and fear, two COVID-19 vaccines are available, […]

6 Tips for Battling “Maskne”

Wearing a mask protects you and others from COVID-19, but it can lead to mask-related acne. But “whatever you do, don't stop wearing a mask,” says UNC School of Medicine dermatologist Heather Holahan, who offers advice for treating maskne. UNC Health, Thursday, February 4th, 2021 We know one of the best ways to protect yourself and […]

The Science Behind COVID-19 Safety Measures

Nine months in, a UNC Health professor shares what scientists know about how the coronavirus is transmitted and how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Emily Sickbert-Bennett, UNC Health, Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 The world is nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and research about the virus has progressed at an unprecedented pace. While what […]

How to Safely Celebrate the Holidays

UNC Health Talk, Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 Gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic is risky, so how can we safely celebrate the holidays? Carolina experts give guidelines and advice. The hallmark of most holidays from Diwali and Thanksgiving to Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanza is gathering amongst friends and loved ones — often to share a meal […]