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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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Yoga for Scoliosis

Several weeks ago, we posted a letter to the editor written by Dr. Keith Mankin of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic about scoliosis and back braces.  Scoliosis was back in the news yesterday with an article about how yoga could possibly help the disorder.  Dr. Mankin provided the following comments on the article. As a specialist in […]

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What Reform Really Needs to be About

Christine Craig is the Director of WakeMed’s Government Affairs Department One of WakeMed’s top health care reform priorities currently being discussed is funding for the nation’s trauma centers.  There are currently six level 1 trauma centers in North Carolina, one of which is on WakeMed Raleigh Campus.  WakeMed serves as the Capital City’s trauma center.  […]

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Looking to Lose a Few Pounds?

To help you on the path to wellness and weight loss, we will be hosting weekly Twitter Chats, featuring weight loss experts for the next five weeks (or maybe longer depending on response). Mark your calendars for the following Twitter Chats and feel free to direct message questions to @WakeMed from your Twitter account in advance. Wednesday, […]

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Shopping Cart Safety

WakeMed’s Trauma Program Director, Sylvia Scholl, shares great tips with parents for ensuring that your shopping trips are safe. Top 5 ways to avoid shopping-cart injuries: Never leave your child unattended in a shopping cart and stay close to the cart at all times. If you are placing your child in the shopping cart seat, always use a […]

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