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Congratulations to Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Today, we would like to congratulate Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine for welcoming its first class of students. Even before opening today, Campbell’s program can be deemed a success due to the fact that they chose their first class of 162 students from over 4,000 applications submitted from across the country. Campbell’s program will […]

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Spring Exercise-Related Injuries

As the temperatures rise, so does the impulse to get outside and exercise. Dr. Curt Hanson of Wake Orthopaedics talks to WRAL about gradually increasing your intensity to prevent exercise-related injuries.  Any change in how or where you exercise should be done with caution. The body can become accustomed to the controlled environment of the […]

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Probiotics Used to Treat Norovirus

WakeMed pediatrician Dr. Travis Honeycutt spoke with WRAL this week about the use of probiotics in recovering from the contagious norovirus. Symptoms of norovirus include: Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Stomach Cramps Combating Norovirus with Probiotics Probiotics is a healthy bacteria that normally lives in the intestine and can be found as dietary supplements. They combat the […]

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Celebrity accidental overdoses show dangers of prescription drugs

WakeMed medication safety officer and pharmacist Alex Jenkins discussed prescription drug safety with WRAL. Pain medications, sleep aids, and anti-anxiety medications can be of concern, especially when a patient is taking a combination of all three. They work on the same brain receptors and can cause drowsiness, dizziness, unconsciousness, and difficulty breathing.  It’s important to […]

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