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Fireworks explode over the skyline to celebrate New Year's Eve in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Have a Blast This 4th of July: Safety Tips & More

Download a printable version of this blog post. 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 […]

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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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