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Henry Winkler Comes to WakeMed with Open Arms

Henry Winkler spoke this week with WakeMed rehab patients, caregivers, and staff about his personal connection to upper limb spasticity and the Open Arms Campaign. Best known for his role as “The Fonz” on the popular TV sitcom, “Happy Days”, Winkler took on the role of caregiver after his mother suffered a stroke. As a […]

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Tick Season Arrives Early

Tick season in North Carolina arrived earlier this year due to the mild winter. WakeMed Physician Michele Casey, MD, spoke to WTVD this week about the signs, symptoms, and treatment of tick bites and related illnesses. Preventing tick-borne illnesses can be as simple as using insect repellent before you venture into wooded areas. Check your […]

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Scully Needs Your Vote

Thanks and high paws to everyone who voted to help Scully advance in the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. Scully is currently in eighth place and needs your help to become a finalist. Log on to www.herodogawards.org and click here to vote for him in the service dog category. Voting ends on June […]

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Send Scully to Hollywood

Scully, the star of the WakeMed Pet Assisted Program, has been nominated for the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. Finalists get a trip to Hollywood. Created two years ago, the awards celebrate the contributions of our four-legged friends who offer a comforting paw during times of need, protect our communities, and serve as […]

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Diabetes Control for Life

By Amy Bowen, RD, LDN and Lindsey Hurd, Dietetic Intern, MS With sensible management through diet, exercise, and medication, individuals diagnosed with diabetes can live a long healthy life. Diabetes is a lifelong disease that cannot be cured. Luckily, risks for complications and accompanying diseases such as heart disease can be reversed or avoided by […]

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