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Many women looked forward to the bonding experience they anticipate having while nursing their child. They understand that it will take some getting used to it and are prepared for the task. Once their baby is born, however, some find breastfeeding to be a painful experience. If you or someone you know is experiencing pain […]

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The goal of most parents is to raise children that have a positive self-image and are healthy. Yet, many find this challenging in such a media and appearance-centric society. Children are mistakenly learning at a very young age that the outer appearance is what matters. The impact this line of thinking has on young minds […]

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Summer is the perfect time to explore the outdoors. In North Carolina, we are fortunate to have access to great lakes, rivers and the ocean. The sad truth though, is that drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death in children age 1-4 and the third leading cause of injury-related death in children ages 19 […]

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Worry is a part of life. We ruminate on things we are currently going through, things to be and things that should have been. But when excessive worry gets in the way of living, help is necessary. And when it comes to our kids, being proactive means potentially saving them from years of struggle down […]

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We all know that sunburns are serious. But did you know that your risk for developing melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, doubles if you have had more than five sunburns. Now consider your child and their perfect, unblemished skin. No matter if they have a fair or dark complexion, they are not […]

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We are failing as Americans when it comes to the battle against obesity. North Carolina is the fifth worst state for childhood obesity. With all the media surrounding the need to fight back and make healthier choices, obesity rates in our state are climbing. Do you want to know what you can do as a […]

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Kids naturally gravitate towards dirt. Most adults will be hard pressed to find a child that is not their happiest when absolutely filthy. I remember my daughter’s first day at outdoor camp. When I arrived to pick her up I was amazed at how dirty she was, but she had the best day ever! She […]

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Immunizations are a hot topic in the media. Many proponents and opponents of vaccines have made their opinions known, sometimes without facts to back up their claims. Each year thousands of children are hospitalized by illnesses that could have been prevented had immunizations been administered.

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She looks like a ballerina with every step she takes. Her toe walking, while at first cute and endearing, is now a concern. Why does she do it? Will she grow out of it? Is she causing damage to her feet? Find out here.

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It can be challenging to protect a child from a food allergy. At school, the playground, and almost everywhere in between, potential threats of an allergic reaction loom. If there were a way to prevent allergies from developing, most parents would take the necessary measures, right?

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Oh, the Snellen chart, with its lovely “E.” For 150 years, people have been reciting your letters, but we must say farewell, as there is a new kid on the block that is making vision problem detection less difficult and more precise.

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It goes without saying that vaccines save lives. Many diseases that were prevalent in the past, such as polio and diphtheria, are becoming rare thanks to vaccinations. Yet there is one vaccination that has caused a lot of confusion yet has the propensity to protect against cancer.

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Three-year old Johnny is playing at a bounce house when he trips, falls and hits his mouth on the floor. There is a lot of blood, but thankfully his teeth appear intact. Do you know what to do next? February is Pediatric Dental Health month. With thousands of dental emergencies occurring each year it is […]

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Sleep, everyone needs it, but most don’t get enough. According to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly 70 percent of children under age 10 experience some type of sleep problem. While child sleep needs vary by age, close to 80 percent of 11-17 year olds get less than the recommended amount of sleep.

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A healthy child is something every parent wishes for. Yet 1 in every 33 babies born in the U.S. has a birth defect and 20% of birth defects cause death. Birth defects occur within the first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy, so it is important to take preventative measures prior to conceiving. While many birth defects […]

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With the recent sextortion case out of Florida, parents are realizing once again how vulnerable their children can be when online. It is essential that parents and children both understand the realities of online predators. Here are some key facts and information to help you properly educate your teen on the dangers of online predators.

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Despite what mass media wants kids to believe, it is not all about them. It can be challenging to raise a child that is both grateful and generous with the conflicting messages playing before them. Here are some tips to help raise children who are grateful for what they have and enjoy giving to others.

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As the cold weather arrives, millions of Americans plan their annual trek to the doctor’s office for an immunization that protects against certain strands of the flu, or influenza. But is it really necessary? As controversial a topic as the flu vaccine is, one has to ask if the benefits of receiving a flu vaccine […]

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More than a million babies are born prematurely in the U.S. each year, which is one of the highest rates in the world. Babies born before 37 weeks gestation are at greater risk of a variety of long-term health problems. This is because important growth and development occur during the final weeks and months of […]

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One of the biggest fears a parent has is the mistreatment of their child. Bullying has garnered a lot of attention recently in an effort to curb its’ rate of occurrence. But what really is bullying and what role does your child play in it? Bullying by definition is an occurrence of unwanted and aggressive […]

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