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Ask Dr. Swiner: How worried should we be about Ebola
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
We’ve been saddened and scared by news of spreading Ebola in Africa and the two workers returning to the United States. Just how afraid should we be? What do we know and don’t know about this potentially fatal and debilitating disease? From what we know, the Ebola virus, known in the medical world as viral hemorrhagic disease or fever, is one
 
Personal trainer spreads message of healthy living
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Crystal Adell defies the stereotype that black women do not consistently pursue a physical exercise discipline. Now, the certified personal trainer is on a mission to further dismantle the stereotype and reverse the disproportionate statistical data regarding health and obesity among black women by advancing the message of healthy living. “It is my
 
Many older emergency department patients malnourished
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
More than half of emergency department patients age 65 and older who were seen at UNC Hospitals during an eight-week period were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition. In addition, more than half of the malnourished patients had not previously been diagnosed, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
 
Ask Dr. Swiner: Protein for muscle, snoring and summer asthma
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Here are some recent questions from my Facebook page, Dr. Swiner’s Medical Notes: Q: What is the appropriate daily protein intake to gain lean muscle? A: From what I’ve seen, someone who is looking to lose fat and gain muscle needs his protein intake to be between 0.45 and 0.68 gram per pound. Q: What causes snoring and how can it be
 

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Ask Dr. Swiner: How worried should we be about Ebola

We’ve been saddened and scared by news of spreading Ebola in Africa and the two workers

Kid-run organization cultivates community

DURHAM – When Heven Rooks was 10 years old, she saw a homeless man begging for money. From

Affordable housing remains top priority in Chapel Hill

An affordable housing development proposed for Legion Road remains a top community priority, in