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July Is Cord Blood Awareness Month

Did you know that July is Cord Blood Awareness month? Cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta after a mother has given birth. Extensive research has shown that cord blood contains stem cells that can be preserved for later use in therapies like stem cell transplants and many clinical …

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  • Jul 20,
  • 2016
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Dr. Flynn on the Zika Virus

There has been a lot of media attention recently about Zika virus and its risks to pregnant women. First, let’s talk about what we know. People get Zika virus mostly from the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These particular mosquitoes are not currently found in the U.S.  All cases of Zika in U.S. citizens so far were …

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  • Jul 13,
  • 2016
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Howard Whitfield is June 2016 Heart of the Hospital Honoree

Congratulations to Howard Whitfield, Administrative Director of Rehab Services at Wayne Memorial Hospital.  He is our June Heart of the Hospital recipient. Howard has been with Wayne Memorial Hospital for almost 15 years. He started in September 2001 as a occupational therapist at the hospital on weekends as needed. He became an official part-time employee in 2002 and a …

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  • Jul 01,
  • 2016
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Summer Sun Protection Tips from Dr. Eskra

Summer is here and it is HOT! It’s natural to want to get out in the sun when the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer. It’s also a good time to review the latest expert advice about how to protect your skin from damage. Dr. Benjamin Eskra at Eskra Plastic Surgery shared a few …

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  • Jun 13,
  • 2016
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Certificate of Need Law in NC

Did you know that some legislators are trying again to end North Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) law, which requires state approval before hospitals and other large health facilities can offer more beds, build new locations, or purchase expensive equipment? NC hospitals rely on the CON law to ensure financial stability during this time of transition for …

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  • Jun 10,
  • 2016
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Blood Drive Friday, June 10th

The Red Cross will be partnering with Wayne Memorial Hospital for a blood drive this Friday, June 10th, from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. As an added bonus, all hospital employees who successfully donate a pint of blood will be entered to win one of ten $50 Visa gift cards! There is a constant need …

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  • Jun 08,
  • 2016
Wayne Physicians

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