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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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It’s Snakebite Season

Warm weather means it is snakebite season in the Raleigh/Durham area. Our state actually leads the nation in snakebite cases per capita every year! North Carolina is home to many different species of snakes; most are harmless, but some can give venomous bites to humans. In the WakeMed system, we see about 100 snakebites per […]

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Refining the Healthplex

Stan Taylor is vice president of corporate planning. As the Triangle Business Journal and the News & Observer have both reported, WakeMed purchased 12.5 acres of land in Brier Creek at the southwest corner of TW Alexander Drive and ACC Boulevard for our next healthplex facility. The new Brier Creek Healthplex will include a stand-alone […]

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