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New Universal Vaccine Effectively Targets Coronaviruses

Researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have developed a universal vaccine that could protect against COVID-19, its variants — and the next coronavirus pandemic. University Communications, Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 Scientists at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have developed a vaccine that could be effective against COVID-19, its variants […]

Why I Got the Shot

COVID-19 vaccines are critical for ending the pandemic. Many in the Carolina community got the shot for more personal reasons. The Well, Thursday, June 24th, 2021 Some do it to protect their friends and colleagues. Others can’t wait to attend a live-music event or linger over a leisurely restaurant meal. Still others simply want to hug […]

6 Tips for Getting More Plants in Your Diet

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, […]

FAQ: COVID-19 Vaccine and Adolescents

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 […]

A Get-Back-Into-Working-Out Plan

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 […]

When Can Young Children Get Vaccinated?

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 […]

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 […]

3 Late-Stage Pandemic Mental Health Issues

UNC Health Talk April 28, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going to end all at once. It will be gradual, with fits and starts. Likewise, we can’t flip the switch on our emotions and go back to how we were in 2019. We talked to UNC mental health experts Nadia Charguia, MD, and Matthew Cohen, PhD, about three […]

6 Steps for a Safer Return to the Gym

UNC Health Talk April 21, 2021 If you’ve been doing online fitness classes or exercising outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be ready to change up your routine and head back to the gym. We talked to Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, director of UNC Medical Center Infection Prevention, about the steps you and your gym should take so […]

Can Masks Help with Allergies?

UNC Health Talk March 31, 2021 One silver lining of wearing masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 has been the prevention of other viruses, such as the flu. In fact, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a significantly lower rate of the flu during the pandemic. So can masks help alleviate allergies this spring, […]