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WakeMed Stroke Team Saving More Lives

Download a printable version of this blog post. The window of time the WakeMed Stroke Team can perform stroke treatment has just increased from 6 to 24 hours after symptom onset for certain stroke patients.  In addition, more patients with mild ischemic stroke symptoms may now qualify for medical treatment with clot-dissolving medication. Recent Trials […]

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Choosing a Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Program

There is no question that a spinal cord injury is a life-changing event.  The rehabilitation hospital/provider you choose can change your life as well.  WakeMed Rehabilitation Hospital in Raleigh, NC provides highly specialized care and therapies for people with spinal cord injuries, helping them achieve the best possible outcome and quality of life. For many […]

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The #1 Thing to Do to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is the greatest risk factor for stroke.  Therefore, if you have high blood pressure, managing it can significantly decrease your chances of having a stroke. We see hundreds of people with stroke symptoms each year in WakeMed’s seven adult emergency rooms (ERs).  Most of the first-time stroke patients […]

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month! The Brain Injury Assocation of America and local chapters conduct an awareness campaign annually to promote support and understanding of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This year the theme for Brain Injury Awareness Month is “NOT ALONE”. Raising Awareness About Traumatic Brain Injury Many people are unaware of the impact […]

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