Today, we would like to congratulate Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine for welcoming its first class of students. Even before opening today, Campbell’s program can be deemed a success due to the fact that they chose their first class of 162 students from over 4,000 applications submitted from across the country. Campbell’s program will […]
Ten years ago today, Dr. Atkinson joined WakeMed as president & CEO. During his tenure, he has made a positive impact on the hospital system and the community. Thank you for ten years of growth, change, and unwavering dedication to increasing access to quality patient care for all.
Families Urged to Plan and Practice During Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13) Every day at least one child dies in a home fire. In that same day, 293 children suffer from a non-fatal unintentional injury caused by a fire or burn. In a nationwide effort to educate parents about the importance of fire safety during […]
As the temperatures rise, so does the impulse to get outside and exercise. Dr. Curt Hanson of Wake Orthopaedics talks to WRAL about gradually increasing your intensity to prevent exercise-related injuries. Any change in how or where you exercise should be done with caution. The body can become accustomed to the controlled environment of the […]
Thirty-two people die every day in North Carolina of cardiac arrest, but that could change if more people were trained to do CPR. WakeMed Cardiologist Dr. George Hamrick, spoke with NBC 17 this week about the importance of learning CPR during a “Feel the Beat: CPR Anytime” event in Garner. The program includes a presentation […]
WakeMed pediatrician Dr. Travis Honeycutt spoke with WRAL this week about the use of probiotics in recovering from the contagious norovirus. Symptoms of norovirus include: Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Stomach Cramps Combating Norovirus with Probiotics Probiotics is a healthy bacteria that normally lives in the intestine and can be found as dietary supplements. They combat the […]
WakeMed medication safety officer and pharmacist Alex Jenkins discussed prescription drug safety with WRAL. Pain medications, sleep aids, and anti-anxiety medications can be of concern, especially when a patient is taking a combination of all three. They work on the same brain receptors and can cause drowsiness, dizziness, unconsciousness, and difficulty breathing. It’s important to […]