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Spotting Skin Cancer

Skin cancer can be very serious and it does not discriminate. Just last week former Pittsburg Steelers coach Bill Cowher lost his wife, Kaye, to skin cancer.  She was only 54 years old. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer, a disease which is most prevalent in people over age 30, regardless of race […]

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Crack Down on Concussions

The News & Observer featured a front-page story today about the renewed emphasis on preventing concussions in professional sports like the NHL.  Dr. John Wooten, a pediatric neurologist with Raleigh Neurology, is focused on helping young athletes recover from concussions at the WakeMed Concussion Clinic.  The clinic helps determine when it is safe for a […]

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30 Years of Cardiac Care

Recently Raleigh Cardiology Associates celebrated its 30th anniversary in the WakeMed Heart Center Conference Center.  To mark this occasion, I interviewed Dr. Mark Leithe, cardiologist with Raleigh Cardiology Associates, for his perspective on cardiovascular care in Wake County and how far it has progressed since 1979. First and foremost, we have seen a precipitous drop […]

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Clearing the Vaccine Confusion

  As a pharmacist, I frequently get questions about medications. But rarely have I received so many questions and overheard so much confusion as I have with the H1N1 vaccine choices. This post will hopefully help you understand the different types of vaccines available. There are three main types of vaccine that all accomplish the […]

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Free Prostate Screenings

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common, non-skin cancer in American men. This year, more than 192,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 27,000 men will die from the disease. However, when discovered early, prostate cancer is highly curable. Today and this Thursday WakeMed, Wake Specialty […]

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