What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Child From Obesity


childhood obesity tipsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of obese children in the United States has tripled since the 70s. A recent study has found that children aren’t getting enough exercise, are overeating junk and fast food, and are watching too much television. All of which are contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic our nation is facing today. Read more

How to Prepare Kids for Wearing Contact Lenses


how to prepare kids for contact lensesAs kids age, many decide they would like to wear contact lenses (contacts) instead of glasses. Whether for style or sports, contacts can be an excellent option for your child. It is essential, however, to understand the pros and cons of contacts as well as safety guidelines to minimize their risk of infection or corneal abrasion. Read more

Five Breastfeeding Tips Every New and Expecting Mom Should Know


five breastfeeding tips for new momsFor some, breastfeeding comes quite natural. For others, it can be challenging. Many things can happen to derail breastfeeding success. However, rather than giving up, it is crucial for mothers to get help. In honor of national breastfeeding month, we wanted to share five tips to help mothers everywhere have the most significant chance of success at breastfeeding. Read more

About Childhood Allergies: Six Common Questions Answered


childhood allergiesWe want our kids to be healthy, and we work hard to protect them from things that can cause them harm. Many parents worry about their kids developing allergies because they know that it is a significant contributor to sick days at school. Allergies can also be life-threatening.

Check out the six most common questions parents have about childhood allergies and find out the answers so you can make the best decisions for your child. Read more

Shot-free Allergy Treatment Exclusively Available at Rainbow Pediatrics


shot-free allergy treatmentWhen allergies strike, everyone suffers. Especially when they occur in young children. From missed work days to missed school days, allergies can wreak havoc, often for life.

The most common symptoms of allergies in kids include chronic coughs, colds, red, watery, or itchy eyes, asthma, recurrent ear infections, eczema, chronic sinus infections, runny or congested nose, headache, feelings of restlessness, irritability, cramps and intestinal discomfort, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting  fatigue, and hives. Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is the most common illness caused by allergies, but some allergies can be life-threatening and downright scary. Read more

Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Tick-Borne Illnesses


preventing and treating tick-borne illnessesTick and other insect-borne illnesses have more than tripled, according to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 13-year study. Three ticks are found in North Carolina: the American Dog Tick, the Lone Star Tick, and the Blacklegged Tick. The Blacklegged tick, also known as the deer tick, is what spreads Lyme disease. Lyme disease accounts for 82 percent of all tick-borne diseases in the United States. Read more

Understanding Pediatric Headaches, Their Treatment and When to Seek Help


pediatric headaches and how to treat themHaving a headache, regardless of age, can be distracting and quite painful. Often they are caused by things like dehydration, allergies, sleep issues, too much screen time, or stress. However, just like adults, some kids are prone to frequent headaches or headaches that last a long time. Read more

Name that Rash: A Guide to Identifying Rashes in Kids


Bumpy, scaly, red, inflamed rashes can be scary, especially when they appear on our kids. There are many different rashes a child can develop and it can be challenging to differentiate between them. Knowing how to identify and appropriately treat a rash is important knowledge for parents to have. It is even more important to know when to seek medical advice from a pediatrician. Here are some of the most common skin rashes found in children. Read more

Eight Reasons Physicals Are Critical for Kids


eight reasons physicals are critical for kidsPhysical examinations, aka well-child exams, are known to most parents as the annual trek to the pediatrician to make sure kids are developing as expected. However, there is much more to it than that. While most parents understand the importance of having their babies seen during their first year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends a specific well-child examination schedule. This is to ensure proper development, physically, emotionally and behaviorally. Read more

Autism and Puberty: Five Things Parents Should Know


autism and parentingPuberty can be a stressful time for all adolescents, and while every child is different, it can be especially challenging for children on the autism spectrum. Here are five tips to help you navigate the challenges that come with raising an autistic child during puberty. Read more

   
 

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