Are you going to be treating or tricking this year? Help the young people in your neighborhood make better choices by offering healthier snacks and fun treats instead of sugar and fat-laden sweets. Julie Paul, registered dietitian with WakeMed Endocrinology & Diabetes, commented that no candy is really great for you. “You are not going […]
The smell of candy corn is in the air, and last year’s little ghosts and goblins are starting to plan for this year’s costumes. Halloween costumes can be pretty, scary, funny, creative, ridiculous, and dangerous. Safe costumes are reflective and fit well from the hat to the shoes. Fit: Costumes should be short and […]
Tomorrow, WakeMed is kicking off a women’s health screening and information series, Treasure Your Chest. Come learn from experts based in western Wake County. Tuesday, October 23 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kraft Family YMCA in Apex Attendees will learn about breast health from an oncology physician, WakeMed Cary Hospital Imaging, WakeMed Rehabilitation, WakeMed […]
These days, people can go all day without writing a single word. We text. We e-mail. We take notes on our iPads. All this technology is about efficiency and convenience, but for the healthcare industry it means something more. Technology is helping us improve accuracy and patient safety – especially when it comes to those […]
The Center for Disease Control continues to report meningitis illnesses across the U.S. associated with epidural steroid injections distributed by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, MA. Rest assured that WakeMed and its affiliated physician practices do not and have never used the supplier linked to this meningitis outbreak. Learn more about the outbreak […]
Families Urged to Plan and Practice During Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13) Every day at least one child dies in a home fire. In that same day, 293 children suffer from a non-fatal unintentional injury caused by a fire or burn. In a nationwide effort to educate parents about the importance of fire safety during […]
Thank you to the 800 plus dedicated runners and walkers who braved the liquid sunshine to show their support for WakeMed Children’s on Saturday during the second annual WakeMed Scrub Run! Here are a few shots for the activities. Don’t see yourself here? Check out more pics on our facebook page.
The DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is on September 29. Find a collection site near you! Get rid of unused, unwanted prescription medications and help prevent the misuse or abuse of these drugs.
Nearly 800 participants are registered for the WakeMed Scrub Run 5K/10K tomorrow, Saturday, September 29th. Help us reach our goal of 1,000 runners. Lace up your sneakers, and join us for a fun-filled run/walk down Fayetteville Street Mall, onto Hillsborough Street and back. View the course maps here. Look forward to seeing you there.
Minutes after disaster strikes, we want to make sure that we and our immediate family members are safe. But once the danger subsides, we check Facebook for status updates of friends, family and neighbors, get tweets about available shelters, and post Instagram photos once the storm has passed. In fact, the internet is the third […]