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How to Pack a Healthy Lunch

Whether you’re packing lunches for kids or yourself, you should feel good about selecting wholesome foods and healthy portion sizes. Plus, you’ll save money if you pack a lunch instead of going out to eat. Here are our suggestions for packing a healthy lunch! Pick a Protein: Choose cut up chicken breast, turkey, ham, hard …

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  • Aug 20,
  • 2018

5 Benefits of Breastfeeding

August marks National Breastfeeding Month, a time for highlighting the many benefits of breastfeeding for infants and mothers alike. Although breastfeeding appears to be on the rise in the United States, plenty of nursing families still need support from the community. Why breastfeed? Breastmilk contains precisely the right quantities of fat, protein, sugar and water …

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  • Aug 15,
  • 2018

Breastfeeding Month: It takes a village!

Susan Campbell, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, is Director of Perinatal Services at Wayne UNC Health Care. She has been a nurse for over 30 years, caring for babies and their families, helping many of them have a successful breastfeeding experience. As I talk with new families each day, I often get questions from new fathers and …

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  • Aug 01,
  • 2018

Ease Back to School Stress

The beginning of a new school year can be a challenging time for children and parents, from transitioning to a new grade and meeting new teachers to getting to know a new school. But, with some preparation, making the shift from a laid-back summer to a school routine doesn’t have to be difficult. “It’s important …

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  • Jul 31,
  • 2018

How to Have Safe & Enjoyable School Days

  Part of Wayne UNC Health Care’s mission is to improve the health & wellness of our community.  That begins by giving your children the healthy support they need. Below, our School Health Team offers some safety tips you can share with your children as they head off to school. Tips for Kindergartners & Grade-Schoolers …

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  • Jul 31,
  • 2018

Stay Safe in Warm Weather

The summer months are prime time for swimming and soaking up sunshine. While your family is out enjoying the warm weather, it’s important to take precautions to keep everyone safe and well in the summer heat. Swimming The threat of drowning exists for swimmers of all ages. Jessica Thomas, a nurse practitioner with UNC Primary …

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  • Jul 20,
  • 2018