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Volunteers Making a Difference: Asiyah Ahmad

We’re celebrating National Healthcare Volunteer Week, and we want to take the opportunity to recognize the amazing support that volunteers provide to our patients, families, hospital staff and our community. Meet Asiyah Ahmad, a student at The Wake STEM Early College High School and a WakeMed volunteer. Asiyah created The Birthday Project, a program that […]

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Adults Need Vaccines Too!

Immunizations are not just something you need to get as a child anymore.  Instead, they are an essential part of preventative care and overall well being. Get Immunized for a Healthier Life Immunizations help you live a longer and healthier life.  According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): Immunizations prevent more then 21 […]

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Announcing Cancer Care Plus+

WakeMed and Duke are partnering to bring together Duke’s world-class cancer program and WakeMed’s surgical oncology expertise. Cancer Care Plus+, a joint operating agreement, will establish a comprehensive cancer service throughout the WakeMed system that is fully integrated with Duke Cancer Institute locations in Wake County and anchored at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Access to Cancer […]

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Can’t Hear in a Noisy Room? Here’s Why

Most people have trouble understanding conversations in background noise environments. This includes people with normal hearing as well as people who have hearing loss. Persons with hearing loss can get assistance with specifically tuned amplification from an audiologist – most commonly in the form of a hearing aid. Advances in Hearing Aid Technology The most […]

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Allergic Rhinitis

Achoo! This past winter season has done its part in confusing even medical professionals. When it comes to preparing our patients for avoiding sickness, drastic changes in weather can present a challenge. Now that spring is officially upon us, we are all excited at the opportunity to spend more time outdoors. But with embracing the […]

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Is Your Child Ready to Babysit?

…and are you ready to let them? Every parent who has a child who wants to earn extra money by babysitting has thought through the potential “what if” scenarios to determine if they are ready for the responsibility of caring for someone else’s child. 3 Questions About Babysitting That Parents May Ask Questions parents may […]

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Three Named Health Care Heroes by TBJ

WakeMed’s Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, Ed Keating, BSN, RN, and Brian Klausner, MD, won Triangle Business Journal’s 2017 Health Care Heroes awards. They are among 19 honorees recognized as leaders in their field who have made significant contributions to health care. Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN Thanks to Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, patients who have […]

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