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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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Back-to-School: Sleep Training

Over the last couple of years, WakeMed’s Families First publication has offered lots of great back-to-school tips for parents and kids.  In anticipation of back-to-school, we will share this timeless information with you from sleep training to vaccinations to packing your child’s lunch to how to know when your child really is too sick for […]

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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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