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Is Yelling the New Spanking?

This week the New York Times included a lengthy article about how yelling has become the new norm  for American families.  It’s true that every parent has probably yelled at one point or another egged on by job stresses or confrontations; and for this they should not beat themselves up. Managing Daily Situations Without Yelling We […]

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Investing in our Community

WakeMed has been an integral part of the Southeast Raleigh community for nearly 50 years, and as the largest organization in the area we are committed to being a good neighbor. Transforming the Gateway Into Raleigh, NC We’re partnering with our community on several initiatives designed to transform this important gateway into our city, making […]

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Need for a Medical Home

As part of its ongoing series on health care reform, The News & Observer’s Martha Quillin has an excellent story on today’s front page about the struggles of Gail Johnson, a 55-year-old woman whose employer does not offer health insurance.  The article touches on several issues that Dr. Atkinson has discussed on this blog, including […]

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To Shot or Not?

Dr. Courtney Mann, medical director of the WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department, provides prospective on how she made the decision to vaccinate herself and her two children for H1N1. The H1N1 vaccine is slowly starting to be available in our community. As a health care provider and a parent, I am often asked by friends and […]

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Staying Safe on Halloween

Last week, WakeMed Trauma Program Director Sylvia Scholl shared the following Halloween safety information with our staff.  These are great tips for parents and kids alike to review before heading out to Trick or Treat. On a night when many children spend hours in close proximity to cars as they navigate through neighborhoods gathering candy, pedestrian safety should be […]

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Media Round-Up

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for health care reform.  Here are links to a couple of interesting articles that sum up the conversation. Weekly Media Round-Up “Finance Committee Passes Bill With One GOP Vote” Washington Post “Health-Care Reform Proposals” The Wall Street Journal – This chart compares various versions of health care reform […]

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Are You Ready for Kids?

Talking about having a family? Trying to conceive? Already have kids? This fall WakeMed is offering seminars to help you on your journey to or through parenthood. Infertility Seminar Tuesday, October 13  •  7 pm Sameh Toma, MD, FACOG, North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine, will lead the discussion that will cover common infertility problems, […]

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