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Patient Profile: Christopher Perrott

Working 12-hour days as a sod farmer, often stacking up to 40 tons of sod each day is grueling work. It’s just the type of work that most people assume will keep your body – and especially your heart – physically fit well into your 60s and beyond. In June 2017, Christopher Perrott was age 64 and had no idea that […]

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Tips for Getting Outdoors This Spring

Spring is HERE, and if you’re an outdoorsy person, then your bones are vibrating with excitement to get out there -the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, the trail at your feet. Oh SNAP! Umm, kids—you have those now, and you absolutely want them to experience these outdoor adventures that you love […]

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Clostridioides difficile (C. diff)

Clostridioides difficile, also known as C. diff, is a germ that can cause diarrhea. The most common symptoms of a C. diff infection include: Watery diarrhea Fever Loss of appetite Nausea (sick on the stomach) Belly pain and tenderness Who is most likely to get C. diff infection? The elderly and people with certain medical problems […]

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National Doctor’s Day 2019

Physician Partners, In honor and celebration of Doctors’ Day, we offer our heartfelt gratitude to you for all you do. On behalf of our Board of Directors and the entire WakeMed family, I want to thank you for everything you do for your patients, for this community and for WakeMed. The personal sacrifices you and your loved ones […]

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Specialized Care for NICU Babies & Families

*Parts of this blog post were taken from our original blog post, written by Jim Helm and James Perciaccante, MD. Parents and caregivers recognize the importance and impact that developmental care has on the health and development of premature babies. The Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) is an approach to providing developmentally supportive care to infants […]

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