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Families First Moves Online

WakeMed’s newsletter for parents and kids, Families First is now available in a convenient e-edition.  This issues highlights include: The Flu Bug: What you can do to protect your family Is it a Concussion? Learn why it’s so important to take a break after a hit Snack Attack: What one organization is doing to get parents thinking healthy WakeMed’s […]

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A Sweet Heart

Dr. Joel Schneider, a cardiologist with Wake Heart & Vascular Associates, recently received a pleasant surprise from his patient, Gloria Whitley of Nashville, NC.  Whitley presented Dr. Schneider with a sweet potato in the shape of an anatomically correct heart! “When I gave it to Dr. Schneider, his eyes lit up like a Christmas tree,” […]

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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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Honoring Those Who Have Served

We have invited the more than 270 WakeMed employees, physicians and volunteer veterans who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Service.  And, we are cordially inviting all Veterans in our community to join us for this event. Our program will include remarks by WakeMed President and CEO Dr. Bill Atkinson, along with former WakeMed […]

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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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