LiveWell Blog

5 Daily Habits That Are Causing You Back Pain

How’s your back feeling? If it hurts, you’re not alone—nearly half of all working Americans experience back pain each year. And though some opt for medication or surgery to get rid of back pain, that’s not always the right mode of treatment—and some drugs might cause you more trouble. “For lower back pain especially, narcotic pain …

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  • Jul 14,
  • 2018

Five Adventures in Your Backyard

With the summer months upon us, there’s never been a better time to get out as a family and enjoy some of our community’s best fun and free local activities. A staycation can provide a much-needed opportunity to keep your family engaged and connected. This summer, Wayne UNC Health Care encourages you to enjoy our …

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  • Jul 03,
  • 2018

Celebrate Safety on July 4th

Independence Day is supposed to be fun. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s dangerous, too. Between grilling and fireworks, burns are a major reason people end up in the emergency department over the holiday. About 16,600 people a year go to the emergency department because of grill injuries; that number is 11,100 for fireworks injuries. But with a little care, you can …

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  • Jul 02,
  • 2018

Café Menu App

Wayne UNC Health Care is excited to announce the cafeteria menu now has “an app for that” making the cafeteria menu even more accessible to our teammates, patients & the community.  Since the app makes the menu easier to access, the PDF accessible menu found online will only be available through the month of July. …

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  • Jul 02,
  • 2018

Beyond Memory Loss

Have you ever had trouble remembering what day of the week it was? Or finding your keys? Maybe you forgot to pay a bill on time and got an overdue notice in the mail. First, take a deep breath. Most adults, no matter what age, have had experiences like these. But it’s understandable that these …

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  • Jun 27,
  • 2018

Had Enough of Your Seasonal Allergies? Maybe You Need a New Medication

If your allergy symptoms have been defying your allergy medication, don’t despair. You might be able to find more effective medicine without getting a prescription. You just have to shop around. “It’s perfectly fine to try different allergy medications,” says Michael Johnson, MD, an allergist with the UNC Ear, Nose & Throat at Goldsboro. “Try one …

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  • Jun 25,
  • 2018