How to Tell if Your Child Has a Cold or Allergy?

Your child feels run down. Their nose is running. They are sneezing and coughing. You wonder if it is the common cold or perhaps they have a seasonal allergy? More importantly, you wonder if they are contagious. Read more

2017 Summer Travel and the Zika Virus

This is an updated version of our 2016-blog post.

As millions of Americans make summer travel plans to new and exciting places, one of the last things anyone wants to worry about is contracting a dangerous virus. This is especially true for pregnant women or those trying to become pregnant. Read more

Pediatric Obesity and It’s Lifelong Curse

Monkey see, monkey do is the way of a child. Yet, for millions of parents, getting the right foods into their kids’ bodies can be rather challenging. This can be especially challenging when the child moves to a school setting and sees what their friends are eating. With 1 in 3 kids in the U.S. considered obese, drastic change is needed for the health and wellbeing of our kids. Read more

What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer Today

Revered by many as a sign of health, a tan complexion can actually be deadly. For hundreds of years – in fact, up until the mid 20th century, fair skin was preferred. This change in preference is one of the leading causes for skin cancer rates drastically growing each year. Yet, sun-seekers aren’t the only people who risk skin cancer. Skin cancer is a reality for all skin colors. Read more

The Dangers of Caffeine for Children

“Please, mom. Can I have a Coke? Johnny’s mom lets him have sodas.”

Parents everywhere face this question on a daily basis. While most are willing to accept that sugary, caffeinated beverages are not the best drink choice for children, many don’t understand the reasoning. Here are eight clinically proven reasons why sugary, caffeinated drinks are bad for kids (and adults, too). Read more

A Pediatricians Take on Immunizations

Receiving immunizations is widely considered by healthcare professionals to be the most important thing one can do to prevent illness and disease. There is still much debate over whether immunizations are beneficial and necessary. Some parents are concerned about the risks they may subject their child to while others have religious beliefs that do not permit vaccinating.

As a large, multi-location pediatric practice in North Carolina, we treat people with many different beliefs. We respect the right for a parent to choose whether or not to vaccinate, however, we cannot accept unvaccinated children as patients. Here’s why. Read more

Understanding the Signs of Autism and How to Get Help

At first glance Rachel looks like any other 20-month-old child. Yet, if you spend a little time with her you will notice she isn’t doing many of the things other children her age are. The biggest concern for her parents is her lack of expression and communication. This has led them to seek help from Rachel’s pediatrician. Following an evaluation, she is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Read more

Peanut Allergy Changes You Should Know

An allergy we rarely saw as children appears rampant today. It’s hard to find an elementary school classroom that doesn’t have at least one child with a peanut allergy. This has caused many schools to ban nuts altogether. So what gives? The amount of children with peanut allergies has doubled in the past decade. What’s worse, there is no clear evidence as to what is causing the rise, only theories. Read more

Is Ear Tube Surgery the Answer?

The second most frequently diagnosed childhood illness in the United States is ear infections. The buildup of fluid in the middle ear creates pressure, which results in pain and sometimes a decrease in hearing. Most children experience at least one ear infection by the time they are three years of age. For others, ear infections are a common occurrence and parents look for options to stop their frequency and ease their child’s pain. Enter: Ear tube surgery. Read more

How to Protect Your Family Against RSV

Evan’s parents love him dearly. Despite his premature birth, Evan is a thriving four month old. That is until he caught a cold from his older sister. Evan’s cough and cold symptoms rapidly worsened and he began having difficulty breathing. Concerned for Evan’s well-being, his parents took him to the pediatrician and learned that he had respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, and was hospitalized. Read more


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