We have received several emails from patients and family members expressing concern about their experience in the emergency department not being what they expected. We asked Dr. David Dubow, an emergency department physician with Wake Emergency Physicians, to help us understand what patients visiting a healthcare provider with flu-like symptoms can expect. Here are his answers to our questions:
Looking for something fun (and maybe a little educational) to do this weekend? The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has partnered with local healthcare organizations, including WakeMed, to present the first Innovations in Health Day on Saturday, June 15 from 9 am to 2 pm. All day the WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning will […]
Fourth of July weekend means loud sounds and bright flashes of fireworks to light up the night. Although they add enjoyment to countless people’s celebrations, it’s always important to remember proper firework safety because nothing ruins the 4th of July like a trip to the emergency room. Don’t think it will happen to you? Each […]
As an update to Tuesday’s blog post about venomous snakes in North Carolina, watch this video that ran on WRAL yesterday evening during the 5:30 pm newscast. Also reference Dr. German’s previous blog post complete with photos to help you identify common venomous snakes native to North Carolina.
There are about 45,000 snakebites (venomous & non-venomous) in the United States each year. But did you know that North Carolina leads the U.S. in the incidence of snakebites (or bites per capita)? Every year there are 19 snakebites per 100,000 people in North Carolina. This is compared to a national average of 4 to […]