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Reaching Out & Making a Difference

Among many other community outreach activities this fall, WakeMed provided flu vaccines to homeless and under-served individuals at area shelters as part of the ongoing Homeless Grand Round Lecture Series. Through this series, WakeMed providers offer lectures in local shelters, providing health education to hundreds of our community’s homeless residents. In the evolving world of […]

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The Flu: Myths, Prevention & Treatment

Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by Influenza A and B viruses. The flu season in the U.S. runs from October thru May every year. The rate of flu infection in the general population during the flu season typically ranges from 10-20%.  Unfortunately, the flu causes 35,000-40,000 deaths and over 200,000 hospitalizations […]

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