Rainbow Pediatrics
Fayetteville Office
1327 Robeson St.

(910) 486-5437
Fayetteville Office
341 S. McPherson
Church Rd
(910) 920-4428
Hope Mills Office
4469 S. Main St.

(910) 426-5430
Raeford Office
142 Paraclete Dr.

(910) 904-0404

Blog

Being a parent is a big responsibility and with it comes many questions. Unfortunately, babies do not come with manuals so it is often up to the pediatric providers to provide the answers to many important questions. Here are the five most frequently asked questions we receive, as pediatricians, from new parents.

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A highly contagious infection of the respiratory system that most often affects babies younger than 6 months of age can also wreak havoc on older children. A recent outbreak at a North Carolina school has reinforced the importance of vaccination and prevention strategies.

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Hearing is a precious gift, yet its’ loss is often slow and without symptoms. There are many things that can cause hearing loss in a child including frequent ear infections, viral and bacterial infections, a head injury and exposure to very loud noises. Approximately one in five teens have some form of hearing loss, which […]

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Despite the unusually warm winter we are experiencing, our smallest family members remain at risk for getting sick, and one bug in particular can land them in the emergency room. RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a highly contagious respiratory virus that can often lead to infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract and […]

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As parents, we want our children to succeed. Yet when we see them struggling in school and other areas of their life, we do what we can to help them. For the more than 6.4 million children diagnosed with ADHD, the choice of how to help is not clear-cut. The highly controversial debate about the […]

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Just as in oncology, psychology, and other medical disciplines, children require their own set of specialists to diagnose concerns. For children’s eye concerns, a pediatric ophthalmologist is often your best solution. The AAP recommends pediatric eye exams or vision screenings for children before they begin school. Vision screenings will help combat early onset of eye diseases […]

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Our children are born with perfect, beautiful skin. So when the telltale signs of eczema appear in the form of red, itchy patches, we seek to find the cause and a permanent solution. Yet many parents do not know how to permanently treat their child’s eczema so they resolve to manage it.

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There are many misconceptions about raising the child with Down syndrome. Fear is a common initial reaction by parents when learning their child has Down syndrome. One thing that experienced parents of Down syndrome children can agree upon is that raising a child with Down syndrome is nothing to be feared.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina based Rainbow Pediatrics is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the Best Pediatrician in Up and Coming Weekly Magazine’s “Best of Fayetteville” awards.

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A common question parents are faced with each fall is whether or not to vaccinate their child (and themselves) against the flu. The influenza is responsible for approximately 24,000 deaths each year. However, the controversy surrounding last years’ vaccines’ efficacy has created even more doubt in the minds of parents as to whether or not […]

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  Whether your child has always been picky, or has recently developed an aversion to certain healthy food choices they previously enjoyed, feeding these kids can be challenging for any parent. The CDC recently reported that 1 in 3 or approximately 34% of children and adolescents ages 2-19 eat fast food on a given day. […]

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As our children start another year of school we make many preparations as parents. One we avoid psyching ourselves up for is the possibility of head lice. Yet the fact of the matter is, lice are most prevalent when school is in session. That’s because lice are spread through head-to-head contact, and school is a […]

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Rainbow Pediatrics’ Fund My Future Contest Awarded Three Local Teenagers with a College Scholarship April 30, 2015 – Fayetteville, NC – Fayetteville, North Carolina based pediatric group, Rainbow Pediatrics, announced today the creation of the Fund My Future Scholarship contest for active patients who are high school juniors or seniors. The contest is in honor […]

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  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 79% of new mothers breastfed their newborns. While this number is on the rise, the amount of time mothers continue to breastfeed is shorter than recommended. Here are the top five reasons many mothers quit breastfeeding and how to overcome them.

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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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