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Awakening the Mysteries of an Abnormal Sleep Disorder

It’s been featured in many magazines, most major newspapers, and on TV: a good night’s sleep plays a crucial role in our overall health. In addition to fostering muscle growth, protein synthesis, and tissue repair, sleep is vital in helping manage our stress and emotions1,2. While these rejuvenating functions can occur throughout sleep, the most…

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What You Thought You Knew About Sunscreen is Wrong

If you’re super pale and burn easily, you should use the highest SPF you can find when you go out in the sun, right? Not necessarily. The reality of what various SPFs offer in the way of protection—and which ones you should be using—is much more complicated than that. Ah, summer. Time for family barbeques,…

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June 12-18 is Men’s Health Week

Addressing your health can be scary, but avoiding it altogether can be deadly. According to a recent National Health Interview Survey of 33,075 adults, 24.3% of all men over 18 years of age had not seen a doctor in the past year compared to 12% of all women in the same group. The survey interestingly…

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June is Rip Current Awareness Month

Don’t Get Swept Away: Know How to Escape a Rip Current School ends this week for most children in eastern North Carolina and that means more weekend trips to the beach to enjoy the sand and waves. Most of us heading for the coast worry mainly about protecting our children (and ourselves) from sunburn or…

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