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Secondary Drowning – How Real is the Risk?

As families are packing up their beach bags and jump into pools, oceans, rivers and lakes this summer, many parents are concerned about a swimming risk that’s gotten a lot of recent media attention. It’s called secondary drowning (also known as dry drowning). Here at the WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department, we have seen an influx […]

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Fireworks Safety on July 4th

Each year, emergency departments in the United States treat approximately 7,000 patients for injuries caused by fireworks.  Injuries from fireworks can range from burns to more serious medical problems like cuts and amputations. In severe cases, consequences from fireworks use can result in death. Protect yourself and your family by following these guidelines from the National Fire […]

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Hot Cars & Kid Safety

The Adult Emergency Department at WakeMed Raleigh Campus has not yet seen a big spike in heat-related illnesses and emergency visits. There may be an increase following a longer stretch of extremely high temperatures. Most often, people heed warnings and stay inside when North Carolina’s humid, summer temperatures first hit.  But as these temperatures settle in to […]

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Is Your Child Ready to Babysit?

…and are you ready to let them? Every parent who has a child who wants to earn extra money by babysitting has thought through the potential “what if” scenarios to determine if they are ready for the responsibility of caring for someone else’s child. 3 Questions About Babysitting That Parents May Ask Questions parents may […]

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Calling All Pediatric IBD Families: Raise Awareness & Build Your Support Network With Us

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are typically thought of as only impacting adults. But these diseases impact children too with similar symptoms found in adults, including: Cramps/abdominal pain Fever Diarrhea Unexplained weight loss Rectal bleeding Loss of appetite Diagnosis in children tends to be more difficult due to food allergies and/or frequent viruses that can […]

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