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(910) 426-5430
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Kids Health – For Every Parent

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.

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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.

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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. […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Laura’s beautiful new baby boy is the apple of her eye. How peaceful his precious face looks when asleep. That is until he reached two weeks of age and everything changed. During the day he acted like a normal infant, however at night he was inconsolable. He would cry for hours at a time and […]

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The winter season brings cool weather and lots and lots of runny noses. The common cold is a frequent visitor to most families each year. However, sometimes that runny nose and cough is caused by something else, something more serious. Most parents’ ears perk up when their child coughs. Learn which coughs you should be […]

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One of the most misunderstood conditions that affect more than 5 million Americans nationwide is epilepsy. Epilepsy is the most common childhood brain disorder in the United States and causes recurrent seizures. Thankfully, approximately two-thirds of all children with the disorder outgrow it before they reach their teens.

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Puberty is an exciting time in a young girl’s life. It is a signal that their bodies are healthy and are changing from that of a girl’s to a woman’s. Yet it is also a very confusing time, filled with many questions and concerns. Here are the three most common and important questions on puberty […]

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Alexander Fleming discovered the very first antibiotic, Penicillin, in 1929, yet it wasn’t widely accepted as a treatment for certain infections until the 1940’s. Today, antibiotics have changed the world of medicine. The widespread use of antibiotics has led to drug-resistant germs. This has caused pediatricians and other medical providers to carefully consider when antibiotics […]

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Influenza, also known as the flu, can happen year round but more commonly occurs in the fall, with it peaking in the winter months. While most people are familiar with the fever, aches and pains that accompany a flu diagnosis, some fail to realize how dangerous the flu can be for children.

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Spending an extra three to five minutes in the pediatrician’s office may save your child or teenager’s life. In addition to cigarette smoking, the tobacco products now available include e-cigs, vapes, hookahs and flavored tobacco. The increase in availability and variety has also increased its’ popularity, especially with the younger population. Vape and e-cigs stores […]

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The Olympics may be over but many children, pre-teens and adolescents have caught that Olympic fever! Parents are enrolling their aspiring Olympians at gyms, dance studios and swim teams all across the country. In order to participate in these activities, a form signed by the pediatrician is usually required. The emphasis on achieving a lean, […]

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The sniffling, sneezing and rashes caused by the onslaught of unknown allergies can bring a child to tears – literally and figuratively. Finding out the cause of your child’s discomfort is something most parents are eager to learn, yet unsure of the best way to do so. Allergies are the primary cause of chronic nasal […]

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Pencils, notebooks, scissors and crayons are filling the backpacks of millions of Americans in preparation for the start of a new school year. One thing that many children are lacking, however, can dramatically affect their academic performance.

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