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Winter Weather Injury Statistics

Old Man Winter’s visit to the Triangle made for a busy few days at WakeMed’s seven emergency departments. A winter wonderland is beautiful, but it’s often icy and dicey when we start to venture out. WakeMed Emergency Departments treated approximately 70 patients with winter weather-related injuries. Here is a breakdown of winter weather injuries from January 17-18: […]

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Preventing Falls As We Age

For many, the ability to keep doing the things we enjoy and spending time with those we care about are the keys to aging well and maintaining a good quality of life. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are currently the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults.  The […]

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month! The Brain Injury Assocation of America and local chapters conduct an awareness campaign annually to promote support and understanding of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This year the theme for Brain Injury Awareness Month is “NOT ALONE”. Raising Awareness About Traumatic Brain Injury Many people are unaware of the impact […]

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Ice & Snow = Slips & Falls

Can you guess the number one reason patients visit our Emergency Departments during significant winter storms? If you guessed, injury from falls, you are correct! Injuries from falls are a major hazard during winter weather events. In fact, injury from a fall is the number one reason for seeking treatment in our Emergency Departments during […]

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