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Temporary Visitor Restrictions

Because the number of influenza cases has significantly increased throughout the region, children age 12 and under may not visit patients effective Wednesday, January 8. This applies to all Wake Forest Baptist inpatient locations and will remain in effect until the number of flu cases decreases significantly.
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Word! Fatty Acids

Word! Fatty Acids

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Fatty Acids

(En español: Ácidos grasos)

Say: fah-tee ah-sids

Like gas for a car, glucose is fuel for your cells. But if glucose isn't available, fatty acids may be used instead. Fatty acids are the building blocks of the fat in our bodies. They also can be found in the food we eat. When we digest fats, they are broken down into fatty acids. These fatty acids can then be absorbed into the blood.