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.

Improving Outcomes for Stroke Patients

stroke Xray

Time is brain. By calling 911 immediately for emergency transportation to WakeMed, or the closest hospital that offers acute stroke treatment, you can improve the chances for a stroke victim to preserve as much normal brain as possible. This can improve recovery in most cases and can save some lives.

At WakeMed, a dedicated Stroke Team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, interventional cardiologists, emergency medicine physicians, nurses and therapists work together to provide advanced, timely stroke diagnosis.

Computed tomography (CT) imaging is used to quickly identify or rule out bleeding in the brain.  MRI offers precise diagnosis but takes much longer than CT and presents some logistical obstacles that can be cumbersome in the setting of acute stroke, where every minute counts.

Learn about what to expect from a cranial CT scan.









  • Face

    Does the face look uneven or drift down?

  • Arm

    Does one arm drift down?

  • Speech

    Does the person's speech sound strange?

  • Time

    If you observe any of these signs, it is time
    to call 9-1-1. 

The faster a stroke patient receives treatment, the better the chances of recovery.

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