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Secondary Drowning – How Real is the Risk?

As families are packing up their beach bags and jump into pools, oceans, rivers and lakes this summer, many parents are concerned about a swimming risk that’s gotten a lot of recent media attention. It’s called secondary drowning (also known as dry drowning). Here at the WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department, we have seen an influx […]

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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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