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Cranberries

Every autumn, usually from mid-September until around mid-November in North America, cranberries are ready for harvesting. Cranberries come from bogs, an area of soft, marshy ground with acid peat soil, usually near wetlands, where the cranberries grow on long-running vines. You can find them all over North and South America. Wet harvesting is when the… Continue Reading

Nutrition Classes Offered at WIMC

Improve your health with our registered dietitian, Kaitlin Slone, RDN, LDN. What You Get: Expert Education & Training Hands-on learning and group discussion with a registered dietitian. All educational materials for the class are provided. Learn About: Reading Food Labels Diabetes Nutrition Plant Based Meals Using Technology for Healthy Lifestyles Diet for Healthy Hearts Nutrition… Continue Reading

What is A2 Milk?

According to the literature, more than 10,000 years ago, and before they were domesticated, cows produced only the A2 beta casein protein.1 Around 8,000 years ago a natural gene mutation occurred and was passed on to many breeds.1 Slowly, the A1 beta casein variant became dominant in milk.1 While dairy herds in many parts of… Continue Reading

WIMC Now Offering Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Wake Internal Medicine is now offering Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) for our Diabetic patients with the iPro device. The iPro monitor is a small, waterproof device. A tiny sensor is inserted under the skin and monitors your glucose continuously throughout the day giving us over 280 readings per 24 hours. This is beneficial for identifying… Continue Reading

October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month!

MUAM is held annually in October to create awareness of the role diagnostic medical sonographers play in the medical community and to educate the public about medical ultrasound and its many uses in healthcare. MUAM is a joint effort of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS),… Continue Reading

What is Tahini?

Have you heard of tahini?  Tahini is a paste made of finely ground sesame seeds and oil that is commonly used in dips, sauces, and salad dressings.  One of the most common concoctions you may see tahini in is hummus! Tahini packs a nutritious punch, in just 1 tablespoon there is 90 calories, 2 ½… Continue Reading

Insurance changes for 2018

In Contract: Aetna (no Aetna Medicare Advantage, Aetna Basic or Aetna Select) BCBS (all plans, now including Blue Value) BCBS Medicare Advantage Coventry Cigna (not with CIGNA Connect) Medcost Primary PhysicianCare, Inc. United Healthcare United Medicare Advantage Plans We are excited to announce that we will be part of the BCBS Blue Value network beginning… Continue Reading