Health Aware

Health Aware

UNC REX Healthcare offers a series of free online assessments that provide a quick analysis of your health and suggested next steps if you are found to be at risk. In just seven minutes, you can gauge your risk of developing diseases or disorders that can weaken your health and affect your lifestyle.

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Heart Aware

Over 80 million American adults (more than one in three) have cardiovascular disease (CVD). Nearly 2,300 Americans die of CVD every day- that’s one death every 38 seconds. This number can be significantly reduced through education and early detection.

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Vascular Aware

Eight million Americans have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). A common problem is that most people mistake symptoms of PAD for something else, and PAD often goes underdiagnosed by health care professionals. People with PAD are at higher risk for heart attacks and stroke, and left untreated can lead to gangrene and amputation.

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Diabetes Aware

Nearly 8% of Americans have diabetes and more than 1.6 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed every year. Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes.

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Stroke Aware

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of serious, long-term, adult disability. Each year, over 700,000 people have a stroke; 75% of these are first attacks. Knowing the warning signs and acting quickly are our best defenses against Stroke.

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Lung Aware

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and is projected to be the third leading cause of death for both males and females by the year 2020. It is estimated that 16 million Americans are currently diagnosed with COPD and that there are as many as 14 million more that have yet to be diagnosed.

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Sleep Aware

Sleep apnea is a serious and potentially dangerous condition affecting approximately 18 million Americans. Sufferers can fall asleep while at work or while driving, and are often at risk for heart attacks and strokes.

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Weight Aware

Are you struggling with your weight and health? Our Weight Aware risk assessment will help you find out if you are at risk for certain weight-related conditions. After a series of simple questions, you will receive a report of risk factors and recommendations for managing your weight and improving your health.

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Call 911

If you or a loved one is experiencing signs of a heart attack or stroke, call 911 immediately.

Patient Stories


Joy recalls how the nurses and physicians at UNC REX Healthcare saved her life when she woke up with heart pain in the middle of the night.

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