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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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