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WakeMed to Host Community Blood Drives with The Blood Connection

This past October, WakeMed changed our primary blood product vendor from The Red Cross to The Blood Connection. This change was made to improve efficiency and supply, while saving money on this valuable resource for our patients. About The Blood Connection Headquartered near Greenville, S.C., The Blood Connection is the largest independently managed, non-profit community […]

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Flu or Cold?

You’re sick and you figure it’s probably just a cold so you don’t need to go see your doctor, right? Well, the flu and the common cold are both caused by viruses and they have similar symptoms. The flu is usually more severe and can cause death in certain vulnerable populations like the immunocompromised, elderly […]

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Our Friend DEET

For many, DEET is a four letter word and it is something to be avoided at all costs. But short of staying inside, DEET (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide) is our best defense against the biting insects of summer because it masks the scent of CO2 and confuses mosquitoes. DEET is overwhelmingly considered safe, however, there are varying recommendations […]

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