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The Truth About Poison Ivy

The weather is finally warming up and it is a great time to get outside.  Whether in your backyard or on the Appalachian Trail, avoiding poison ivy is key to an enjoyable outdoor experience. Poison Ivy Facts Fact: You’ve all heard the phrase “leaves of three, let it be.” Poison ivy and poison sumac (commonly […]

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Combatting Rising Health Care Costs with Nutrition?

Medical researchers are advising physicians to strongly advocate for plant-based diets as a cost effective intervention to combat rising health care costs. A special report published The Permanente Journal states that unhealthy lifestyle choices are contributing to the spread of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The article stresses the importance of limiting meats, dairy and […]

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Free Stroke Screening – Thursday

WakeMed is home to two Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Centers in Raleigh and Cary, and once again, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are honoring these 24/7 dedicated stroke teams with national Get With The Guidelines® awards for the high-quality care they provide to stroke patients. • WakeMed Cary Hospital – Stroke […]

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WakeMed Launches ‘Let’s Fix This’ Website

Today, we officially launched a new website.  The site is designed to offer consumers candid dialogue about what works in healthcare, where there are opportunities for improvement as well as how WakeMed is addressing problems inherent in the current healthcare system. The site presents issues that can be solved by hospitals, healthcare providers, insurance companies, consumers, […]

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Thank You EMS

Every single day, when we need them most, EMS is there. Without fail, they are ready, willing and able to take lifesaving action. During National EMS Week (May 19-25), and every week of the year, WakeMed acknowledges and honors the hard work and devotion of all the EMS providers serving to help keep our communities […]

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