Back to School Vaccines – What Parents Need to Know

The beginning of the new school year is upon us, and whether your child is new to the area or is starting at a new school, vaccines are a requirement. While Cumberland County Schools will give parents thirty days from the first day of enrollment to meet the immunization requirement, they are necessary nonetheless. Read more

Cord Blood Banking – Four Questions You Need to Ask Before Deciding

Many expectant parents are surprised to learn about cord blood banking while at the hospital for delivery of their child. This is a stressful time to make a major decision. Many parents report wishing they knew more about cord blood banking before giving birth. It is important to know the facts, so we have compiled four questions expectant parents should ask before deciding on cord blood banking.   Read more

Lice 101 – What Parents Need to Know for Safely Finding and Treating Lice

No parent wants to learn their child has lice. It can happen to anyone regardless of their economic standing. Lice do not pick and choose the heads on which they appear based on who is clean or who is dirty. While the school year is a common time for lice infestations to occur, the summer is also prime time. Sleepovers and summer camp provide perfect opportunities for lice to become a problem. Read more

Constipation and What You Need to Know About Your Child’s Bowel Movements (aka poop)

Healthy bowel habits are essential for the overall health and wellness of your child. As one of the most common concerns a parent can have, constipation, at one point or another, happens to everyone. Chronic constipation can lead to other health issues and should not be left unaddressed. Here is some valuable information about constipation, bowel habits and the impact they can have on your child’s health. Read more

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


Rainbow Pediatrics of Fayetteville
1327 Robeson Street
Fayetteville, NC 28305
Ph: (910) 486-KIDS (5437) Fax: (910) 486-0011

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