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Have a Hoppy, Healthy Easter

Stacy Moretz, registered dietitian, Corporate and Community Health. When you think of the Easter Bunny, chocolate bunnies, marshmallow treats and candy-filled eggs are often the first things that come to mind.  This year try to turn away from these sugar-filled treats and focus more on things to get kids outside and moving.  In the Triangle, […]

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Kids and Hot Cars

Sylvia Scholl is the director of WakeMed’s trauma program. As Spring approaches, bringing with it warmer temperatures, Safe Kids Wake County, led by WakeMed,  is working to increase awareness and urge caregivers to never leave children alone in a vehicle.   With the goal of having no more children die from heat stroke when they are […]

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Health Care Heroes

There are many health care heroes that perform medical miracles within the walls of the WakeMed system each and every day.  Last week six of our own were honored by the Triangle Business Journal as Health Care Heroes.  Here’s a little bit about each of our winners and why they were chosen. Mary Szymkowski, Veterinarian […]

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March Madness Motivation

We officially reached the Final Four.  And, we all know that during this time of year, catching the game on TV often means watching lay-ups while lying on the couch – dribbling only a drink on our team sweatshirt. Use this March Madness as your motivation to get moving. It’s surprisingly easy to incorporate exercise […]

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WakeMed on health care reform

WakeMed has been asked several times this week for comments on the health care reform bill, signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday. Becky Andrews, WakeMed’s vice president of finance, spoke to the News & Observer about the legislation’s new reporting requirements for non-profit hospitals. Dr. Susan Weaver, Senior Vice President for WakeMed Physician Practices […]

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A Historic Day

Judy O’Neal is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Chief of Staff, Office of the President.  Yesterday was a historic day for health care as the House voted to pass the health care reform bill that was approved by the Senate in December. We would like to acknowledge and commend the leadership of […]

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