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Spinal Muscular Atrophy

A new guideline was published in March by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stating that individuals planning to start a family or pregnant should be offered carrier screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).1,2 Some questions that may come to mind are: What is SMA? What does it mean to be a carrier? How […]

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Choosing a Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Program

There is no question that a spinal cord injury is a life-changing event.  The rehabilitation hospital/provider you choose can change your life as well.  WakeMed Rehabilitation Hospital in Raleigh, NC provides highly specialized care and therapies for people with spinal cord injuries, helping them achieve the best possible outcome and quality of life. For many […]

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Supporting WakeMed’s Mission

As the philanthropic partner of WakeMed Health & Hospitals, the WakeMed Foundation is focused on supporting the health and well-being of our community. Together, we have an impressive track record of connecting the passions of our supporters with the lifesaving care WakeMed delivers each and every day. From helping fund the construction of several key […]

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WakeMed NICU Competes in Kangaroo-A-Thon

This year, the WakeMed NICU is hosting a Kangaroo-A-Thon from May 8th to May 19th. The Kangaroo-A-Thon is part of a larger, nationwide Kangaroo Challenge in which hospitals from around the world compete to encourage kangaroo care between new parents and their babies. Learn more about Kangaroo Care at WakeMed. What is a Kangaroo Care? Also […]

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