Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

WakeMed Blogs

Healthy Holiday Resource Guide

December 19, 2012

This is the time of year that it is more difficult to make healthy choices.  Here are a few previous blogs to help you manage temptation and keep those healthy habits throughout the holiday season. 

Food & Drink

Candy-free Stocking Stuffer Ideas – Sometimes even Santa needs some ideas to make the holidays just a little healthier.

Surviving the Holiday Party Gauntlet – Suggestions to successfully enjoy and manage temptations at holiday parties.

Healthy Holiday Substitutions – Make your favorite recipes better for you by using these simple substitutions.

Having Heart Disease and Diabetes Over for the Holidays – WakeMed Diabetes Educator discusses simple changes you can make to your holiday menu to accomodate family members with heart disease or diabetes.

Cooking Safety for Kids – Tips for including kids safely in the holiday cooking.

Wealth, Health & Happiness – Strategies for making New Year’s food traditions healthier – from collard greens to menudo.

Healthy Holidays – Healthy holiday meals, cooking substitutions and suggestions to keep your family active. 


Considering and iGift for a Child – WakeMed pediatric developmental psycologist considers gifts of tablets, iTouches and smartphones for young children.

Toy Safety Guide –  Safe Kids Wake County toy safety guidelines. Post includes links to learn about recalls and other toy safety resources.


The Gift of a Cold – Ways to stay well at holiday gatherings.

5 Indoor Workout Resources You Didn’t Even Know You Had – If you have wireless internet or a TV with cable, you too can exercise even when you are away from home.

Dangers of a Swallowed Battery – The holidays are a time of friends, family, gifts, and batteries.  Learn how batteries can cause irreparable harm when swallowed.