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Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! Polyphagia

Word! Polyphagia

Polyphagia

Say: pah-lee-fay-zhuh

Someone with uncontrolled diabetes might feel really hungry and eat a lot. Polyphagia is the medical word for eating very large amounts of food. A person may feel extremely hungry because sugar is being passed out of the body in urine instead of being used for energy. The person will eat a lot to make up for the lost calories.