Category: Checkups

14 Nov2022November 14, 2022 7:45 pm
Post
RSV: When It’s More Than Just a Cold

RSV: When It’s More Than Just a Cold

By: Andrea Jones, MD, FAAP, healthychildren.org Almost all children get RSV at least once before they are 2 years old. For most healthy children, RSV is like a cold. But, some children get very sick with RSV. What is RSV? RSV (or respiratory syncytial virus) is one of the many viruses that cause respiratory illness―illnesses...

15 Sep2022September 15, 2022 9:48 pm
Post
Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Newborn Screening Awareness Month

This month Kids First Pediatrics of Raleigh and Clayton wants to bring attention to the importance of having a newborn screening. Newborn screening is a state public health service performed soon after the birth of a baby. In many cases, the screening is performed while still in the hospital. Screening is designed to identify infants...

15 Jul2022July 15, 2022 4:27 pm
Post
Back to School, Back to the Doctor

Back to School, Back to the Doctor

No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there's always a back-to-school checklist of to-dos. It's a good idea to add a visit to Kids First Pediatrics of Raleigh or Clayton for an annual wellness exam and sports physical to that list.

15 Jul2022July 15, 2022 4:23 pm
Post
What Parents Should Know About the COVID Vaccine for Kids Under 5

What Parents Should Know About the COVID Vaccine for Kids Under 5

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 2 million children younger than 5 have been infected with COVID-19, and more than 400 young children have died from COVID-19. The good news is that vaccination in our littlest ones, just like for older kids and adults, is likely to prevent serious infection, complications, and death related to COVID-19.

14 Jun2022June 14, 2022 7:10 pm
Post
Back to School Physicals at Kids First

Back to School Physicals at Kids First

Congratulations, you and your kids made it through another school year. While it is time to relax with your kids and enjoy the summer break, now is also the time to schedule your child’s back to school physical at Kids First Pediatrics.  Back to school physicals or check-ups, as they are commonly called, are often...

14 Jun2022June 14, 2022 7:06 pm
Post
Milestones Matter: 10 to Watch for by Age 5

Milestones Matter: 10 to Watch for by Age 5

Birth through age five is an exciting time to watch your child grow and learn to do many new things, like smiling, talking, walking and making friends, for the first time. While most children meet developmental milestones​ around a certain age, some may take longer to reach them. If you ever have any questions about...

16 May2022May 16, 2022 5:11 pm
Post
Checkup Checklist: First Birthday

Checkup Checklist: First Birthday

​​​​​​Happy first birthday to your baby! That little bundle you first held is now a budding toddler, soon to take their first steps (if they haven’t already). Be sure to share all your proud-parent moments with your pediatrician. Here’s what you can expect at the 12-month checkup: ✅ Immunizations At the 12-month visit, your baby...