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Severe Weather Alert - Updated: 7:30 pm, January 18, 2018

All Wake Forest Baptist Health clinics will delay opening Friday, January 19 until 10am. Urgent Care – Clemmons and Urgent Care – Mocksville will also open Friday, January 19 at 10am. 
If you have questions, please contact the clinic directly.

Word! Ringworm

Word! Ringworm

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Ringworm

Say: RING-wurm

When you see this word, you may picture a curled-up worm. But ringworm isn't an animal — it's a contagious infection on the skin, scalp, or nails that's caused by a type of germ called a fungus. It's called ringworm because of how the rash looks — it's shaped like a ring that is red and swollen on the edge and healthy-looking in the center. Ringworm affects people of all ages, but is especially common in kids.