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Have a Blast This 4th of July: Safety Tips & More

Download a printable version of this blog post. Each year, emergency departments in the United States treat approximately 7,000 patients for injuries caused by fireworks.  Injuries from fireworks can range from burns to more serious medical problems like cuts and amputations. In severe cases, consequences from fireworks use can result in death. Protect yourself and your family by […]

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Breathe Easier with Pulmonary Rehab & Cardiopulmonary Therapy

WakeMed Pulmonary Rehab & Cardiopulmonary Therapy is designed to help people with breathing problems for ANY reason get back to the independence and daily activities they enjoy. Pulmonary rehab is available for patients with a qualifying COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) diagnosis; cardiopulmonary therapy is available to patients who are having breathing problems for ANY […]

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The Flu: Myths, Prevention & Treatment

Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by Influenza A and B viruses. The flu season in the U.S. runs from October thru May every year. The rate of flu infection in the general population during the flu season typically ranges from 10-20%.  Unfortunately, the flu causes 35,000-40,000 deaths and over 200,000 hospitalizations […]

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