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National Certified Nurses Day

As we celebrate National Certified Nurses Day and our 41.26% of WakeMed Nurses who hold specialty certifications, I want to share some resources that can support your own certification journey and thank the WakeMed Foundation and employee donors who help support these efforts each year. Because of dollars donated to the Helton Scholarship Endowment & […]

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Understanding Miscarriage

As an Ob-Gyn, among the most devastating news I can share with my patient is that they are experiencing a miscarriage or stillbirth. What is a miscarriage? A miscarriage is any pregnancy loss that occurs during the first 20 weeks of the pregnancy, which is around the 5th month.  Even though there is some awareness […]

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Lower Your Blood Pressure in 3 Steps

You may have heard that the American Heart Association recently made a change to blood pressure guidelines.   This important change is the first in 14 years and reflects the results of several long-term studies (including the SPRINT study) which show that there are lower rates of cardiovascular events when blood pressure is controlled to lower […]

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