Sudden cardiac death can and does occur in young athletes. This is why WakeMed Children’s and Duke Children’s are hosting a screening event for athletes ages 12 to 18 this Saturday.
Measles has in effect been eliminated from the United States due to widespread vaccination. However, there are still occasional outbreaks that occur when an unvaccinated person travels to a foreign country where the disease is still prevalent. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health, seven cases of […]
The threat of frost has almost passed making it the perfect time to get those summer and fall veggie seeds and plants into the ground. The newest issue of WakeMed Families First magazine is hot off the presses and includes a great article all about different kinds of squash – when to plant it, how to […]
Cary community come Walk with WakeMed this Sunday, April 14 in Fred Bond Park. The event will include a one or two mile family friendly walk led by Wake Specialty Physicians – Parkway Primary Care doctors, music, kids activities, health education and an appearance by Twinkle, WakeMed Children’s mascot. The benefits of walking include a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, certain […]
The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that 2,000 Americans under age 25 die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. For competitive athletes, the risk is three times greater. This free screening event is open to athletes in all disciplines between 12 and 18 years of age. Participants and parents will receive results on the day […]
Coming to your community – FREE first come, first serve health screenings & health information including: • Total Cholesterol with HDL (no fasting required) • Bone Density Test (non-invasive test to assess osteoporosis risk) • Blood Pressure Checks • Ask the Physical Therapist • Peripheral Vascular Screenings (provided by Carolina Cardiology – an April 16th […]
The world of packaged baby food is constantly changing. Shelley Wilkins, a WakeMed pediatric dietitian specializing in infant nutrition, provides perspective and information on how to feed baby healthy foods.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, this year will only bring average seasonal allergies to Raleigh and the surrounding area. Of course, if you are allergic to tree pollen, spring in North Carolina is always a challenge due to the number of trees that grow well in this climate. A couple of […]
Easter is on its way, but you can avoid a sugar overload by filling your kids’ Easter baskets with plenty of nonsweet treats. From baby to big kid, we’ve rounded up fun finds for children of all ages. Here are a few ideas: Time for an Egg Hunt! If you’re hosting an egg hunt, consider […]