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Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

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Calling All Pediatric IBD Families: Raise Awareness & Build Your Support Network With Us

March 28, 2017

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are typically thought of as only impacting adults. But these diseases impact children too with similar symptoms found in adults, including:

  • Cramps/abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Loss of appetite

Diagnosis in children tends to be more difficult due to food allergies and/or frequent viruses that can cause similar symptoms. Since these diseases cause the body to have trouble absorbing nutrients, delayed diagnosis in children can actually stunt their growth and development.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program

In Wake County, we are fortunate to have a dedicated Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program to help diagnose and treat the special needs of children who have Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.  It is part of the program’s mission to raise awareness of the diseases in children and make connections between families dealing with a diagnosis of IBD.

Raise Awareness About IBD in Children

Help us spread the word of how IBD impacts children and build your support network by walking with us:

Triangle Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis Walk
April 29, 2017
Lake Crabtree in Morrisville
9 am Registration
10 am Walk Begins

Join our team and help us raise awareness.

Plus, this event is an excellent opportunity to meet other families dealing with a diagnosis of pediatric IBD.  Come out, walk, raise awareness and build your support network!  We look forward to seeing you at the walk.


About Anna McCormick

Anna McCormick is a pediatric nurse practitioner supporting patients and their families with WakeMed Physician Practices – Pediatric Gastroenterology.

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