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WakeMed Steroid Injections Not Associated with Meningitis Scare

The Center for Disease Control continues to report meningitis illnesses across the U.S. associated with epidural steroid injections distributed by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, MA. Rest assured that WakeMed and its affiliated physician practices do not and have never used the supplier linked to this meningitis outbreak. Learn more about the outbreak […]

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Staying Safe in the Hospital

About two weeks ago The News & Observer printed an article all about Joe and Terry Graedon’s experiences with the health care system and what they learned about what patients can do to help prevent medical errors from happening to them while in the hospital.  The entire article can be read here and is enlightening, but […]

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WakeMed Recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 10 Different Specialties

We are pleased to announce that WakeMed has been recognized as high-performing in ten of 16 different specialties by U.S. News & World Report. WakeMed’s ten high-performing categories include: Cardiology & Heart Surgery Diabetes & Endocrinology Gastroenterology Geriatrics Gynecology Nephrology Neurology & Neurosurgery Orthopedics Pulmonology Urology “WakeMed offers the highest level of care available in Wake County […]

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That Sneaky Acetaminophen

I picked up some interesting knowledge the other day from Lynn Eschenbacher, PharmD, and Meghan Palmer, who both work in the WakeMed Pharmacy.  Maybe you know this, but I certainly didn’t.  Acetaminophen is in a lot of other drugs other than just Tylenol products and their generic equivalents (which I usually buy because they are […]

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Worried, And Well

Kelly Deis is an executive assistant in the Public Relations Department. After a routine appointment for lab work, I received a phone call from my doctor’s office asking me to come in for a physical.  I immediately became concerned because normally when my lab results are normal, I get them in the mail with a […]

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