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Easy, Healthy Star-Spangled Watermelon Recipes

Get ready to celebrate Independence Day with these super easy, fun and healthy “watermelon-inspired” recipes. Watermelon is one of the most popular summer fruits around. As the name suggests, watermelon is made up of mostly water (about 92 percent), and it’s refreshing on those hot, North Carolina summer days. Did you know that watermelon is also soaked […]

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Hot Cars & Kid Safety

The Adult Emergency Department at WakeMed Raleigh Campus has not yet seen a big spike in heat-related illnesses and emergency visits. There may be an increase following a longer stretch of extremely high temperatures. Most often, people heed warnings and stay inside when North Carolina’s humid, summer temperatures first hit.  But as these temperatures settle in to […]

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WakeMed Service of Remembrance

WakeMed Spiritual Care will be holding a Service of Remembrance on Thursday, June 8th in our Raleigh Campus Courtyard to honor adult loved ones who have passed away. Families, loved ones, and staff are all welcome to attend. Thursday, June 8 6:30 to 7:30 pm WakeMed Raleigh Campus, Outdoor Courtyard 3000 New Bern Ave, Raleigh […]

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Key Indicators for Hearing Loss

Our heredity plays a role in how we hear. I know! I know! If you had a dollar for all the things mom and dad didn’t tell you! Most likely, your parents may have chalked their hearing loss up to selective hearing or “just something that happens with age”. Hearing Loss: Not Just Age-Related The truth […]

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy

A new guideline was published in March by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stating that individuals planning to start a family or pregnant should be offered carrier screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).1,2 Some questions that may come to mind are: What is SMA? What does it mean to be a carrier? How […]

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Choosing a Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Program

There is no question that a spinal cord injury is a life-changing event.  The rehabilitation hospital/provider you choose can change your life as well.  WakeMed Rehabilitation Hospital in Raleigh, NC provides highly specialized care and therapies for people with spinal cord injuries, helping them achieve the best possible outcome and quality of life. For many […]

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Supporting WakeMed’s Mission

As the philanthropic partner of WakeMed Health & Hospitals, the WakeMed Foundation is focused on supporting the health and well-being of our community. Together, we have an impressive track record of connecting the passions of our supporters with the lifesaving care WakeMed delivers each and every day. From helping fund the construction of several key […]

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WakeMed NICU Competes in Kangaroo-A-Thon

This year, the WakeMed NICU is hosting a Kangaroo-A-Thon from May 8th to May 19th. The Kangaroo-A-Thon is part of a larger, nationwide Kangaroo Challenge in which hospitals from around the world compete to encourage kangaroo care between new parents and their babies. Learn more about Kangaroo Care at WakeMed. What is a Kangaroo Care? Also […]

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