WakeMed Foundation 2015 Impact Report

WakeMed recently published the 2015 Impact Report. Take a closer look!  

Staying Hydrated in Cold Weather: Why It’s Important

When most people think about hydration and dehydration, they think of the hot, humid summer months. However, it’s just as important to stay hydrated in cold weather. Why? Continue reading

Four Things to Do Today to Prepare for Winter Weather

Winter has finally arrived in the Triangle. As Wake County’s largest health system and only Trauma Center, it is our job to help you and your family stay safe and healthy. Here four things you should do today to ensure you are ready for possible winter weather this weekend. Continue reading

Give Blood to Help Hospitalized Patients

One of the best ways you can help a hospitalized patient is to donate blood because one out of every 10 patients entering the hospital will receive a blood transfusion. Continue reading

How Well Is Wake County?

Every three years organizations in Wake County work together to answer this exact question. The answer matters because it helps all of the organizations focused on health and wellness, including the Wake County government, determine where the greatest needs are and if investments in new resources are helping to improve the overall health of the county. In other words, by answering the question how well is Wake County, we can best direct our limited resources to do the most good. Continue reading

Kids and the kissing disease?

We are currently seeing an uptick in Mononucleosis (Mono) in our Children’s Hospital. You may think this is odd because mono is better known as “the kissing disease,” a virus that affects older teens or young adults. The reality is that the virus can and does regularly affect children; it’s just that the symptoms tend to be longer lasting and more severe the older you are. And, being called “the kissing disease” is really a misnomer because the virus is spread not only through kissing but through any exchange of saliva, which can happen when a person coughs, sneezes or shares drinks or food. Continue reading