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5 Things NOT to Say to Someone Who’s had Weight Loss Surgery

This article originally appeared on Health.com. Weight-loss surgery has always been a topic of conversation and intrigue. After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie underwent Lap-Band surgery (in which a silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to shrink it) in 2013, the media went crazy, questioning how much weight he’d lost, […]

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WakeMed Farmers Market Returns for 6th Year

The WakeMed’s annual Farmers Market returns to the Raleigh Campus bringing with it a wide selection of fresh, locally-grown produce, cooking demonstrations, health education, crafts, and more. More importantly, the Farmer’s Market operates under a ‘for the community, by the community’ mentality, serving as a way to bring together members of the local community while encouraging […]

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Why I Give: Will Barfield

Each year, the WakeMed Foundation’s Community Campaign offers an opportunity to support hospital programs and services. We sat down with Will Barfield, a local leader and Chair of the Community Campaign, to talk about why serving WakeMed and the community is important to him.  Talking to other people about supporting WakeMed is easy for me because I […]

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Planetary Health

Did you know that your diet and lifestyle can not only affect your personal health, but it can also have a huge impact on community health and the health of our planet? As we witness extreme weather and heat waves, worsening air pollution and the spread of insect-borne disease, it is clearly evident that climate […]

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