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Measles is in Our Area

Measles has in effect been eliminated from the United States due to widespread vaccination.  However, there are still occasional outbreaks that occur when an unvaccinated person travels to a foreign country where the disease is still prevalent. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health, seven cases of […]

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Families First: It’s Squash Season

The threat of frost has almost passed making it the perfect time to get those summer and fall veggie seeds and plants into the ground. The newest issue of WakeMed Families First magazine is hot off the presses and includes a great article all about different kinds of squash – when to plant it, how to […]

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Cary: Walk With WakeMed This Sunday

Cary community come Walk with WakeMed this Sunday, April 14 in Fred Bond Park.   The event will include a one or two mile family friendly walk led by Wake Specialty Physicians – Parkway Primary Care doctors, music, kids activities, health education and an appearance by Twinkle, WakeMed Children’s mascot. The benefits of walking include a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, certain […]

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FREE ECG Screening Event for Young Athletes

The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that 2,000 Americans under age 25 die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. For competitive athletes, the risk is three times greater. This free screening event is open to athletes in all disciplines between 12 and 18 years of age. Participants and parents will receive results on the day […]

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