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Know What to Do When the Heat Hits

With temperatures soaring into the upper 90’s – and the heat index between 100 and 105 degrees – it’s important to stay hydrated, limit your time outdoors and be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses. Listen to your body. If you are outside and you start to feel overheated or dizzy, stop […]

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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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WakeMed Physician Gives Heat Safety Advice

Temperatures have officially reached the 90s and are forecasted to stay there for at least the next several days. During a heatwave like this, it is important to be careful when engaging in outdoor activities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to too much extreme heat could cause heat exhaustion […]

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Baby It’s Hot Outside

This week as the temperatures climb into the mid to upper 90s, we are getting a taste of typical summer weather here in central North Carolina. As of today at 2:00, three patients had been seen in WakeMed’s emergency departments for heat-related illnesses and injuries since Friday at midnight.  These illnesses and injuries are usually dehydration or heat exhaustion. During […]

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