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Sledding Safety

During times of snow and ice, it’s not unusual for WakeMed’s Emergency Departments to see a steady stream of injuries in both children and adults from sledding accidents. Unfortunately, several of these injuries are quite serious and may be life threatening. Sledding is usually fun, but it can be very dangerous. Ensure that your snow […]

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RX for Health and Weight Loss

Tomorrow (Wednesday, January 27), Dr. John Holly, internal medicine physician with Brier Creek Internal Medicine, will join us for our weekly Twitter Chat.  Dr. Holly will build on the information provided by our nutritionist and fitness specialist, answering questions on how to: Determine your perfect size  –  it’s no longer about the pounds Talk to […]

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Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers Are No Accident

WakeMed’s Trauma Program Director Sylvia Scholl discusses the dangers of being distracted while driving. Last September, Safe Kids Wake County released findings from a local study in school zones examining the number of distracted drivers.  We found that one out of every six drivers was doing something other than just driving. The distractions varied from grooming to […]

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Helping Haiti

Barb Bisset, PhD is the executive director of the WakeMed Health & Hospitals Emergency Services Institute.  WakeMed employees volunteering in Waveland, Mississippi, in the wake of Katrina WakeMed employees, physicians, supporters and readers of this blog have demonstrated an immense spirit of generosity in their continual requests to expand WakeMed’s role in the response to […]

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What Reform Really Needs to be About: Part II

Christine Craig is the Director of WakeMed’s Government Affairs Department One of WakeMed’s top priorities for health care reform is focused on preserving Medicare and Medicaid payments to hospitals.  Currently, individuals 65 years and older qualify for our county’s public insurance program, Medicare.  The federal government pays for Medicare services delivered by hospitals and health […]

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