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Treatment for Hand Injuries

You have a hand injury – and maybe a hand fracture – and you’re wondering what to expect from your visit to the emergency department, orthopaedic office or urgent care.  Dr. Okechukwu Nwoko, a hand and wrist specialist with Wake Orthopaedics, talked us through what physicians consider when determining the treatment plan for an orthopaedic […]

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Pregnancy Cravings…on the Wild Side

While not a common side effect of pregnancy, cravings for non-food items are neither unheard of nor surprising. The desire to eat ice, chalk, dirt, ashes, starch, soap – even matches – is called pica.  If this happens to you, don’t panic. We see patients many times who are too embarrassed or afraid to admit they […]

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Happy, Happy Baby Story

We are pleased to share that WakeMed has become the first hospital in the U.S. to successfully correct esophageal atresia – a rare condition in which a baby is born without part of his or her esophagus – without surgery. Traditionally, this condition is corrected by a difficult surgery, requiring lengthy hospitalization and an extensive […]

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Pregnancy & Heart Trouble

When a typically healthy pregnant woman is asked about her heart, she is probably only thinking about it being full of love for her unborn baby.  However, pregnancy can cause cardiac problems for some women, and Dr. Sahar Amery of WakeMed Physician Practices – Raleigh Cardiology helps us learn more.  Dr. Amery is skilled in […]

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