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Vitamin D Exposed

Originally associated with the childhood disease rickets, vitamin D has reemerged as an important factor in health and disease prevention. The studies are so convincing, health organizations and our government are considering officially increasing the recommended daily requirement for vitamin D in the diet.  It is estimated that 75 percent of US teens and up to […]

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What’s the big whoop about whooping cough?

Whooping cough or pertussis is characterized by a cough where the infected person makes a loud “whoop” sound after coughing.  Whooping cough is generally known as “a disease of childhood” because children tend to (but do not always) make a distinguishable “whooping” sound when coughing.  But whooping cough affects adults and children alike. So, what’s […]

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WakeMed Treats 200 Fireworks Injuries Per Year

Every year, WakeMed treats nearly 200 patients for burns from fireworks.  Please keep yourself and your family safe this Fourth of July by following these guidelines provided by Safe Kids Wake County. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch them at a community event where professionals handle them. Kids should never play with […]

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Health Care and the Human Connection

Frequently, in the pages of the newspaper you hear about the business side of health care; which new facilities are opening, financial results or hardships, among other things.  These stories miss the most important driving force behind health care.  Today, The News & Observer’s Deputy Editorial Page Editor Jim Jenkins eloquently brought the conversation back to […]

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Quality Matters

The Leapfrog Group is the most recent quality-rating agency to release a report grading each hospital in America.  The vast majority of hospitals received a B or C, including WakeMed Cary Hospital, WakeMed Raleigh Campus, the Cleveland Clinic, New York Mount Sinai Medical Center, among many others. The idea behind these quality measures is for […]

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Diagnostic Center Open Off New Bern Ave.

This week, WakeMed opened a new Diagnostic Center on the first floor of the WakeMed Raleigh Medical Park located near the corner of New Bern Ave. and Sunnybrook Rd.   The Diagnostic Center offers outpatient imaging and lab services as well as pre-anesthesia testing in a location adjacent to the WakeMed Raleigh Campus. In addition to […]

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Thanks for the New Children’s Emergency Department Art

Thanks to the creativity and brushstrokes of Ravenscroft faculty and students, the WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department hallways now have an “Under the Sea” theme to welcome its young patients. Ravenscroft Upper School students designed and painted a new mural for the Children’s Emergency Department ambulance entrance hallway.  Ravenscroft Middle School art students painted 40 sea […]

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