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The Chapel Hill Insider’s Guide to Health and Wellness is a central resource on Chapelboro for new residents, well-established neighbors, parents, students or anyone else to find specialized, effective and trustworthy health care resources in our community. Across 10 categories, from family medicine and pediatric care to skin care and nutrition experts, the Chapel Hill Insider’s Guide to Health and Wellness is a great place to start your search for the care that fits you best.

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The journey toward heath and wellness doesn’t stop when you leave a professional’s office, and information is crucial to making the best possible decisions for you and your family. Below, you’ll find some of the latest health and healthcare-related news reporting from 97.9 The Hill and Chapelboro.com.

Lawyer Defends North Carolina’s Transgender Care Exclusions

Written by HANNAH SCHOENBAUM A lawyer representing the leaders of North Carolina's state employee health plan defended its exclusion of gender-affirming treatments on Wednesday before a federal appeals court, facing a barrage of criticisms from its chief judge. State...

Doula Industry Helping with Black Maternal Care, But Racial Inequities Remain

https://chapelboroaudio.s3.amazonaws.com/2023/01%20-%20January/27/Black%20Maternal%20Health_WRAP.mp3   At an apartment complex in Concord, North Carolina, Jasmine Hensley is getting ready for the birth of her second daughter. Over the past few months, she’s been...

Orange County Reports First Rabies Case of 2023

Orange County Animal Services alerted the community to the county's first positive rabies case in the new calendar year on Thursday. A release from the department said the case stems from an incident in Rougemont on Tuesday, when a resident, their dog and some...

As UNC Continues Lead Testing, Which Buildings Have Reported Contamination?

The presence of lead in some water fixtures led UNC to conduct widespread assessment of its water quality. Here is what it’s found so far.

As COVID Cases Surge with New Variants, Experts Encourage Bivalent Vaccine

20,727 new coronavirus cases were reported in North Carolina last week, compared to 23,322 the previous week. UNC infectious disease specialist Dr. David Wohl said the latest Covid surge is placing stress on hospital systems, clinics and workplaces.

Red Cross Still Encouraging People to ‘Roll Up Their Sleeves’ in 2023

January is National Blood Donor Month, and although the Red Cross is no longer urgently calling for donations, there is always a need for blood. 

Aetna Picked To Operate North Carolina Employee Health Plan

Written by GARY D. ROBERTSON Insurance giant Aetna will administer North Carolina’s health coverage plan for state government employees, teachers, retirees and their family members starting in 2025, the State Treasurer’s Office announced Wednesday. The company won the...

UNC Health’s Hospitals Experiencing Post-Holiday COVID Surge

COVID-19 cases within the UNC Hospital system are climbing, according to a recent report. Alan Wolf, Director of News for UNC Health, told Chapelboro Wednesday that COVID patients had quadrupled at the health system's hospitals from about 80 in mid-November to about...

Surge of Flu, RSV Cases in Children Lead UNC Hospitals to Open More Beds

An influx of flu and Respiratory Syncytial virus, or RSV, cases in children is causing UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill to open up more beds. A release from UNC Health on Thursday said the main hospital building recently created a "Pediatric Surge Unit" on its sixth floor...

UNC to Get Infectious Disease Treatment Designation

University of North Carolina hospitals will soon be designated as a treatment center for patients with highly infectious diseases in the region.

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