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The Dangers of Secondary Drowning

For adults and children who cannot swim, extreme caution must be used when enjoying time in a pool, lake, river or ocean. Drowning is one thing, but if someone has a near-drowning experience and seems fine after being pulled to safety, are there any implications later on? Although rare, secondary drowning could be a concern. What […]

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Summer Snakebite Prevention & Advice

During warm summer days, more people and more snakes are outside. This leads to an increase in snakebites, something of which we should all be aware. In North Carolina, almost 70 percent of snakebites come from venomous snakes and in our area, almost 100 percent of those snakebites are from copperheads. Dr. Benjamin German, a WakeMed emergency physician […]

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Running the Scrub Run Route

The following blog was contributed by Michael Gruman, attorney Yates McLamb Weyher, LLP, and an avid runner planning to participate in Saturday’s Scrub Run. WakeMed Scrub Run event planners asked me to run the route and report back to help other participants prepare for Saturday’s race. I typically run five to eight miles about three times […]

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WakeMed Employee Shares Excitement for 2014 Scrub Run

This Saturday, June 21, WakeMed will host the 2014 WakeMed Scrub Run 5K/10K & Fun Fest in downtown Raleigh. We’re expecting sunny weather, energetic runners and walkers, and a great day to raise money for WakeMed Children’s. The entire community is invited to convene in Raleigh’s City Plaza to enjoy this festive, family-friendly event which will […]

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