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Keep Your Kids Safer at Play – Playground Safety Tips You Should Know

Playgrounds are great places for kids to just be kids. However, they can also present hidden dangers if parents aren’t vigilant. In fact, roughly 45 percent of playground-related injuries are due to lack of supervision by adults. Take a look at some of these helpful tips, provided by Safe Kids, and use them to keep your […]

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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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Digital World Dangers – Help Your Child Use Digital Devices in a Safe, Responsible Way

Parents usually teach their children about the danger of strangers, but it’s easy to overlook some unsafe things that children can encounter in the constantly changing digital world. Three big concerns include: Cyber bullying Predators Pornography Parents can help protect children by teaching basic concepts of how to use digital devices in a healthy, safe […]

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Sledding Safety

During times of snow and ice, it’s not unusual for WakeMed’s Emergency Departments to see a steady stream of injuries in both children and adults from sledding accidents. Unfortunately, several of these injuries are quite serious and may be life threatening. Sledding is usually fun, but it can be very dangerous. Ensure that your snow […]

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