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Tiny, Troublesome Ticks

In the summer 2014 issue of WakeMed’s Families First magazine, Michele Casey, MD, executive medical director for Primary Care and Urgent Care at WakeMed Physician Practices and Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, shared tips to prevent health problems and what to do when you encounter some of the more common pesky problems that […]

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Healthy Summer Cooking

Summer is the season for fresh, delicious produce. From traditional fruits and vegetables, like corn-on-the-cob and watermelon, to the not-so-common ones, such as the tomatillo and the passion fruit, everything seems to be ripe and abundant. To help you figure out what you can do with all of these seasonal goodies, here are some healthy summer recipes from […]

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WomanWise: Advice for Good Heart Health

In the summer 2014 issue of WakeMed’s Heart to Heart Magazine, four women shared stories about supporting a loved one through heart attack recovery, surviving heart disease and managing high blood pressure. Supporting Role Jennifer Petty’s husband Chris suffered a heart attack after complaining about indigestion for a few days, then experiencing excruciating pain. After receiving stents in […]

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Hand, Foot & Mouth is Going Around

Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease (HFMD) is more prominent in the summer and fall, which is why many cases are popping up in Wake County right now. HFMD is a common childhood illness but can also be found in adults. The disease is wrought with uncomfortable symptoms and has no medicinal treatment; however several types of […]

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Time is Muscle

This blog has been adapted from an article out of the Summer 2014 issue of WakeMed’s Heart to Heart magazine. In hospital-speak, a Code STEMI (or STsegment elevation myocardial infarction) signifies a serious type of heart attack in which a major artery leading to the heart is blocked. For a patient experiencing this kind of […]

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Who’s At the Market Today?

The Raleigh Campus Farmers’ Market is now open.  Please join us in the outdoor courtyard today until to 2 pm.    Our favorite vendors have all returned this week, including:  Produce Ball’s Berries & Produce – Offering wide variety of North Carolina-grown produce – today featuring cantaloupes, seedless watermelon, shelled peas, tomatoes, blueberries and more. Little […]

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The Dangers of Secondary Drowning

For adults and children who cannot swim, extreme caution must be used when enjoying time in a pool, lake, river or ocean. Drowning is one thing, but if someone has a near-drowning experience and seems fine after being pulled to safety, are there any implications later on? Although rare, secondary drowning could be a concern. What […]

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