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What Parents and Teenager Need to Know about E-cigarettes

Download a printable version of this blog post. Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), also known as e-cigs, e-cigarettes, or vape pens, produce an aerosolized mixture  (“vapor”) of nicotine and flavored liquid that is inhaled by its user. They are wildly popular. Their use has increased significantly over the last five years and they are now […]

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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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