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Market at Ravenscroft

The 5th Annual Market at Ravenscroft started today and runs through Saturday. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Market will go toward the purchase of a SMARTBoard for the new WakeMed Children’s Hospital education room. This SMARTBoard is an interactive white board that will be used for both parent education and for tutoring long-term patients […]

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Operation Medicine Drop

This week is national poison prevention week, and Safe Kids Wake County has coordinated several events where citizens can safely dispose of their unused or outdated medicines.  But, of course, medicine is only one poisoning danger for children. Did you know that each year, more than 1.2 million children ages 5 and under are unintentionally […]

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To Cath or Not to Cath

Dr. John Sinden is a cardiologist with Raleigh Cardiology Associates. Duke recently published a study examining if the number of cardiac catheterization procedures performed are justified. The study looked at patients who had no known coronary disease.  The majority of the 400,000 patients in the study had a stress test prior to the diagnostic catheterization […]

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Snubbing Salmonella

Robin Carver, RN, is WakeMed‘s director of infection prevention & control. Salmonella infection generally does not cause serious illness, but it does cause uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms and can occasionally be fatal in infants, people with compromised immune systems and the elderly primarily due to dehydration. To date, 11 salmonella cases have been reported in North Carolina, but […]

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Thank You

Last year we began focusing on social media as another great tool to distribute information directly to our community.  The response has been terrific. And, as reported in Friday’s Triangle Business Journal in an article entitled Social Media Grows in the Triangle, WakeMed is one of the most active users of social media among local […]

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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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