Transforming the Obesity Epidemic


Obesity is a growing problem in the US. With the average lifespan dropping once again, we must do everything we can to ensure a healthy body and mind in our growing children. As this year ends and a new begins, we consider what we can do differently or better. The most common resolution is to lose weight, but what if you are a kid? How do you safely diet as a child of today? Find out in this week’s blog. Read more

Eye Exams: Not Just for Kids with Bad Vision


It is hard to imagine that the perfect little person you created can have anything wrong with them. To ensure their optimal health you take them to all of their well-child examinations with the pediatrician. You also take them to the dentist every six months for a cleaning and examination. You even start taking them to the dermatologist annually for skin cancer checks. But you don’t take them to the doctor for an eye exam because they have 20/20 vision. Read more

Ten Superfood Options for Super Kids


You’ve heard the adage, “you are what you eat.” While eating that candy bar or bag of chips sounds good when you are hungry, the way the food makes you feel afterward is an important consideration. It is harder to change habits as we age – but it is possible. Your toddler’s brain is growing at a super fast rate. Give them foods that will help boost brain and body development. Read more

Four Tips for Transforming Kids into Healthy Eaters


Let’s face it; most humans, even the little ones, love sweet and savory foods. It is our job as parents to teach children the benefits of eating nutritious foods from a young age and before their sweet minds are shown the “dark side” from their friends at school. Yes, brainwash those little sweeties into becoming healthy eaters when you have the chance – the younger, the better. Read more

Temperature 101: How to Accurately Check Your Child’s Temperature


Evan has a fever. You can tell just by looking at him. But you wonder why his temperature varies so much depending on what type of thermometer you use. Which one is accurate? Surely the highest? When your child is sick, the last thing you want to do is rely on a method that gives unreliable readings. Or worse, incorrectly check his temperature.   Read more

The 2017-2018 Flu Vaccine – What You Need to Know


As parents begin flocking to the pharmacy in search of over the counter pain reliever, cough medicine and tissue for the common cold, we realize the nearness of the 2017-2018 flu season. Read more

ADHD Testing in Fayetteville


He fidgets, doesn’t seem to listen, has trouble focusing, and has difficulty completing the tasks asked of him. Sound familiar? Many parents wrestle with concern over whether their child has ADHD. As one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders in children, the CDC reports that approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age have been diagnosed with ADHD. But what does it take to accurately diagnose a child or adult, with ADHD? If ADHD testing is based on subjective evidence, how does a parent know the diagnosis is accurate? Read more

Fayetteville Recognizes Rainbow Pediatrics as 2017 Best Pediatrician


Fayetteville, North Carolina based Rainbow Pediatrics is pleased to announce that it has been selected for another consecutive year as the “Best Pediatrician” in the Fayetteville Observer’s 2017 “Readers Choice” awards.

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Teaching Independence with Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids


Teaching children responsibility should begin at a young age. Independence breeds confidence, and we all want our kids to grow up to be confident adults. However, many parents unknowingly keep kids from doing things they are perfectly able to complete for themselves. This is often because they are unaware of what their child is capable of. This results in a generation of entitled children who have difficulty holding a job. Read more

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

   
 

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