Then — and now
How weight loss surgery changed one woman’s life
After an adult life riddled with type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol, Ann Goldman decided it was time for a transformation. At 276 pounds, her health problems were diminishing her quality of life — that is, until she stumbled across an article about weight loss surgery and its impact on patients with type 2 diabetes. In some cases, the surgery cured the diabetes.
An ouchless place for care
WakeMed’s focus on keeping its emergency department as painless as possible
The WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department in Raleigh is well-known throughout the Triangle as an excellent place to take children requiring emergency medical attention, since staff members provide stellar care in a child-friendly environment. But what many may not know is that the staff also is committed to making area children’s visits as painless as possible. In layman’s terms, the WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department is ouchless.
On the mend
Coming back from injury is easier when you’re fit
by Chris Mitchell, MSW
I experienced an acute knee injury last September. It was my first major injury in the 44 years of my very active and athletic life, and a week later my first ever surgery. I had to have a full repair of an acute large complex tear of the lateral meniscus, or outside of the knee, which had folded back on itself. I was on crutches for a few weeks and then wore a full leg brace for six weeks. I had rehabilitation and physical therapy for three months.
Continued efforts to improve lives
Providers of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, continue to strive to provide innovative advanced therapies to improve lives. Not only do clients gain access to HBOT in a private, luxurious setting to speed healing and recover from chronic illness, but they get to experience natural therapies like cryotherapy as well, which are purported to offer amazing results.