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Bitter is Better

Yes, it is true.  Sweet foods do not pack the same nutritional punch as bitter foods.  The natural compounds that make foods taste bitter also make them good for us. Although they may not go down as easy as pie, these compounds (also known as antioxidants) may improve immune function and perhaps lower your risk […]

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Salty Six Foods Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Excess salt consumption in the American diet is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.  The American Heart Association recently identified six foods that are (sometimes surprisingly) high in sodium and make the 1,500 milligram of sodium per day limit exceedingly difficult to meet.  According to the American Heart Association, the “salty six” […]

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Strep Throat Around Town

Dr. Sammy Saad, a physician in the Children’s Emergency Department, confirmed today what I have been hearing on the street.  For the past two weeks, strep throat has been spreading rampantly throughout our community.   Dr. Saad confirmed that we are now seeing an average of six children each day who are diagnosed with strep in […]

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Ultrasound for EMS

Ultrasound is an emerging technology for EMS providers.  This week, at the EMS World Expo in New Orleans, representatives from WakeMed are teaching EMS providers to how to use ultrasound in the field.  In EMS, ultrasound can help providers in determining the best  hospital to treat acutely ill patients.  “Hospital destination patterns may be different […]

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Treasure Your Chest

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 […]

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