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WakeMed Cardiologist: CPR is Best Chance of Surviving Cardiac Arrest

Thirty-two people die every day in North Carolina of cardiac arrest, but that could change if more people were trained to do CPR. WakeMed Cardiologist Dr. George Hamrick, spoke with NBC 17 this week about the importance of learning CPR during a “Feel the Beat: CPR Anytime” event in Garner. The program includes a presentation […]

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Celebrity accidental overdoses show dangers of prescription drugs

WakeMed medication safety officer and pharmacist Alex Jenkins discussed prescription drug safety with WRAL. Pain medications, sleep aids, and anti-anxiety medications can be of concern, especially when a patient is taking a combination of all three. They work on the same brain receptors and can cause drowsiness, dizziness, unconsciousness, and difficulty breathing.  It’s important to […]

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Home Safety Tips for Children

It is a parent’s job to make sure the home environment is as safe as possible, but unfortunately every year more than 2,000 children die in unintentional injuries in the home. Safety devices like smoke alarms and window guards are important, but active supervision by an adult is also key to making sure children stay […]

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Children’s v/s Closest Emergency Department

I am often asked by parents whether children should be taken to the closest emergency department or possibly take a little more time in the car and come directly to the Children’s Emergency Department on WakeMed Raleigh Campus.  I expect as we open more freestanding emergency departments like North Healthplex and Apex Healthplex, that this […]

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