Rainbow Pediatrics
Fayetteville Office
1327 Robeson St.
Fayetteville, NC 28305
(910) 486-5437
Fayetteville Office
341 S. McPherson Church Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28303
(910) 920-4428
Hope Mills Office
4469 S. Main St.
Hope Mills, NC 28348
(910) 426-5430
Raeford Office
142 Paraclete Dr.
Raeford, NC 28376
(910) 904-0404

Kids Health – For Every Parent

As parents, we always want to ensure the safety and well-being of our children. One of the most important ways to protect our kids from the sun’s harmful effects is using sunscreen. Sunscreen helps protect the skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can cause sunburn, premature aging, and even skin cancer. However, […]

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Diaper rashes can not only be unsightly but also downright painful for your sweet baby. There are various reasons why diaper rashes may continue to be a problem. This blog dives into the most common causes of diaper rashes and what you can do to address the potential problem. Dealing with recurrent diaper rash can […]

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If you could protect your child from getting cancer, we know you’d want to do whatever you could, right? Sadly, the majority of kids have not received the only vaccine proven to protect against several types of cancer. As pediatricians, we have to believe that a lack of education has caused parents to unknowingly prevent […]

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As a new parent, you may wonder when and how to change your baby’s formula. Whether you are considering switching to a different brand or type of formula or adjusting the concentration of the formula, it’s essential to make changes safely and with your baby’s health in mind. Here are some tips to help you […]

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Gastroesophageal reflux, or GER, is common in babies, especially during their first few months. It’s estimated that up to 50% of babies experience reflux to some degree during their first year. It occurs when the contents of the baby’s stomach are regurgitated back into the esophagus and sometimes even up into the mouth. Although reflux […]

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In 2000, the CDC declared measles eliminated from the U.S., yet in 2019, more than 1300 cases were reported. Now measles is back in the spotlight, with a few cases linked to international travel and unvaccinated individuals. Nonetheless, parents may be concerned about their children contracting the disease, especially new parents and those who are […]

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Every living creature needs love in some way, shape, or form. For children, love and affection are critical for healthy development. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share ten ways to share your love with your child.

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It is normal for kids and adults to have feelings of sadness, anxiety, and depression. But how do you know when these feelings require you to step in? How do you know if your child is suicidal? And what do you do if your child is having suicidal thoughts? This blog addresses the most common […]

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Eating disorders among young males have become a growing concern in recent years. A recent study published by JAMA Network Open found that hospitalizations due to eating disorders among young males increased 416 percent between April 2002 and the close of March 2020. In addition, hospitalizations among males aged 12 to 14 increased 196 percent […]

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful. Kids (and adults) tend to get sick more often in the winter due to a combination of factors. For one, the colder temperatures tend to weaken the immune system, making it easier for viruses and bacteria to take hold. Additionally, when it’s cold outside, people tend to spend more […]

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It is RSV season in North Carolina, and at Rainbow Pediatrics, we are seeing a significant increase in children who are sick with it. RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is a virus that most children get at least once before their second birthday. In healthy kids, the symptoms are similar to a cold. But for […]

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Chubby babies are cute. Who doesn’t love rolls and folds on a baby? But when those rolls and folds follow children as they age, they can become a big problem accompanying long-term health risks.  Obesity in children is a growing problem, with some of the blame being placed on overly processed foods. COVID-19 didn’t help […]

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This is the season for sticky fingers, chocolate-smeared faces, and candy-infused delirium. It’s Halloween – the sweetest time of the year for kids…and, if we’re being truthful, adults, too. We know you are sneaking candy, and it’s okay.  But in all seriousness, Halloween can be a dangerous time – and not just because of the […]

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Understanding the Lasting Impact of Bullying and Putting an End to It It’s bullying prevention month, so let’s talk about it. Bullying doesn’t always appear as it does in the movies. There isn’t always an aggressor beating up a kid on the playground. Today’s bullies can hide behind a screen and torment their victims.  The […]

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The phrase “self-care” has gained popularity as we realize stress and anxiety’s profound impact on our bodies. According to Wikipedia, self-care is the process of establishing behaviors that ensure a holistic wellbeing to promote health and manage illness when it occurs.  Self-care is critical for helping attain balance and wellness in one’s life. Teenagers are […]

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Should I get the flu vaccine?  Yes, you should.  For the 2019-2020 season, the CDC estimates that the flu vaccine prevented 7 million illnesses, 3.4 million medical visits, 100,000 hospitalizations, and 7,100 deaths.  Does it work?  Yes, it does.  Does it prevent all possible strains of the flu?  No, it doesn’t. But it does prevent […]

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“But it has no flavor.” “I hate water.”  Whatever the reason your child gives for not drinking enough water, you should know that if you want to focus on improving their health – pay attention to how much water they drink daily. Children who do not drink water on a given day consume twice the […]

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When it comes to parenting, it is a whole new world out there. The lack of social support, social pressures to create perfect children, working families, unemployment, financial insecurity, and a lack of balance are just a few of the factors associated with an increased risk for parental burnout. If you are struggling with overwhelm, […]

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Oh, the joys of summer. Playing at the pool, lake, and beach, hikes in the mountains, and sleepovers! But when kids get sick, all the fun must temporarily end. In addition to the usual cold, summer flu, and strep throat, here are three other summer illnesses to watch out for. As always, we are here […]

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North Carolina is hot and humid in the summertime. And while we love seeing kids outside playing as much as possible, extreme temperatures put them at risk of heat-related illnesses. From heat stroke and heat exhaustion to sunburns and heat rashes, it is important for parents and caregivers to know how to prevent heat-related illnesses […]

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