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Even After Vaccine, Immunocompromised Need to Stay Cautious

UNC Health Talk June 24, 2021 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare experts have warned people who are immunocompromised to be extra cautious to avoid getting the virus, given their risk for severe complications. That’s because people who are immunocompromised have weakened immune systems that leave them more vulnerable to infection and illness, including COVID-19. Given […]

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 […]

Tar Heels Together Summer Reading List 2

Calling all Carolina bookworms! Summer is in full effect and what better way to spend a summer day at home (or any vacation downtime)  than to check out the great books on our Summer Reading List. Thanks to University Libraries we will  provide 3 weekly book recommendations suggested by current Library staff,  all of which […]

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 […]

Tar Heels Together Summer Reading List

Calling all Carolina bookworms! Summer is in full effect and what better way to spend a summer day at home (or any vacation downtime)  than to check out the great books on our Summer Reading List. Thanks to University Libraries we will  provide 3 weekly book recommendations suggested by current Library staff,  all of which […]

Tar Heels Together Summer Reading List 4

Calling all Carolina bookworms! Summer is in full effect and what better way to spend a summer day at home (or any vacation downtime)  than to check out the great books on our Summer Reading List. Thanks to University Libraries we will  provide 3 weekly book recommendations suggested by current Library staff,  all of which […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

College Launches New Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences Department

Merger of three units will strengthen interdisciplinary research, expand curricular offerings, and promote experiential learning opportunities for Carolina students. By the College of Arts & Sciences, Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 The departments of geological sciences and marine sciences, together with the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, will merge into a single academic unit within the College […]