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Myths, Facts, & Questions Surrounding Type 1 Diabetes

Click here for a printable version of this blog post. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system (which normally fights infection) attacks the cells in the pancreas that make the hormone insulin. We don’t completely understand what causes Type 1 diabetes, but we know that certain genes make someone more likely […]

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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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The Importance of Health Screenings for Women

Wellness visits provide healthcare providers the opportunity to counsel women on the recommended screenings, physical examinations and vaccinations based on age and risk factors. Topics of conversation at these visits vary, but vital signs (including height, weight, blood pressure and heart rate) and an appropriate physical examination are usually performed. Ages 13-18 Most pediatricians see […]

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Woman holding model human kidney halves at white body. This artificial model of a kidney organ is used on high school for education. School children learn in biology class about the human body and the function of various organs. The kidney is important for blood purification in the body.

The Kidney Stone Diet

We live in what is known as the ‘stone belt’. That’s because there are increased risk factors for kidney stone formation. A lot of these kidney stone risk factors are lifestyle based. Making the necessary changes can help with preventing and reducing the frequency of kidney stones. More than 80% of kidney stones are made […]

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WakeMed Doctors Published in American Journal of Perinatology

Recently, WakeMed Maternal Fetal Medicine doctors, James Edwards and Laura Edwards, achieved national recognition when their research article was published in the American Journal of Perinatology. The article is titled, “Effect of Cord Blood Magnesium Level at Birth on Non-neurologic Neonatal Outcomes,” and below, Dr. James Edwards explains its premise. Understanding the Effects of Magnesium Sulfate on […]

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