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 […]
Wake Specialty Physicians – Fuquay-Varina Primary Care, a practice affiliated with WakeMed, will open for business beginning Monday, September 24. Ioanna Z. Giatis Kessler, DO, FACOFP, and Amber Whited, DO, will offer comprehensive family medicine services for adults, adolescents and pediatric (newborn and up) patients in the new office located at 231 North Judd Parkway […]
Today, central North Carolina is under a tornado watch for much of the day. If a tornado strikes, where will you take shelter? In a severe storm or tornado, the safest place to be is inside a building. “Sheltering in place” means to make a shelter out of the place you are in to protect […]
Yesterday the WakeMed Heart Center was pleased to host Drs. Tift Mann and Dr. Ferdinand Kiemeneij. Together, they performed a live transradial cardiac catheterization case that was broadcast during the 1st Advanced International Mastersclass AIM radial conference in Quebec, Canada. This international conference featured advanced radial techniques and live cases from the U.S., France, Canada, and […]
Do you have heel, knee or hip aches and pains that keep you from running as much as you would like? WakeMed Rehabilitation and Wake Orthopaedics are hosting two FREE running clinics on Saturday, September 15 to identify and address issues to help get you off on a better foot or knee or hip – whatever […]
We are all aware that we have a nuclear power plant in our Wake County. Chances are, you have never given much thought to the extra precautions and preparation healthcare organizations and community agencies take to ensure that they are prepared to respond in the event of a radiation exposure. Last week, WakeMed coordinated a […]
On Friday, September 7, the Garner community celebrated the groundbreaking of Wake County’s seventh emergency department, the WakeMed Garner Healthplex. Garner Mayor Ronnie Williams, the entire town council, leaders from the business community and members of WakeMed’s administration scooped the first shovelfuls of dirt to mark the occasion. They also enjoyed a barbecue lunch and […]
USA Today recently included a story about the increased utilization of human milk banks. At WakeMed, we are proud to have one of only eleven not-for-profit milk banks in the United States, and we too have experienced an increased demand for milk. In fact, we have had to limit our milk distribution only to hospitals for […]