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A New Family Friendly SAS Tournament

It’s SAS Tournament time again, and this year there is a new focus on family friendly activities.  In fact, the News & Observer sponsorship is enabling children ages 17 and under into the tournament for FREE. WakeMed will be on-site all weekend offering fun games, health screenings and first aid. Friday, October 11 – 9 […]

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Families First: It’s Squash Season

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 […]

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Bumbo Seat Recall

The Bumbo seat.  A solution celebrated by parents for enabling baby to “sit” before they could conquer that feat on their own, has been recalled due to multiple fractured skulls. The danger occurs when baby is placed in the Bumbo on a countertop or table and then wiggles out or repositions and falls to the […]

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Whooping Cough Making a Comeback

A few weeks ago I was approached by a teacher at an elementary school whose student been coughing for weeks and had been tested for whooping cough.  She was concerned about the other students in the class being exposed to whooping cough, but was quite surprised when I explained that she and her teaching assistant […]

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Pools Open: Water Safety

This weekend many pools around our area opened for the season.  Although its too cold for most parents, kids are jumping into the pool regardless of the temperature.  Atthe start of every swim season, it is important to remind children young and old about how important it is to swim safe. Did you know? Drowning […]

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