Category: Checkups

15 Jul2022July 15, 2022 4:27 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

16 May2022May 16, 2022 5:07 pm
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Long-Haul COVID-19 in Children and Teens

Long-Haul COVID-19 in Children and Teens

By: Peter Rowe, MD, FAAP Most kids and teens who test positive for COVID-19 have mild, or even no, symptoms. But it has become clear that some are experiencing symptoms more than a month after they’ve been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. A number of post-COVID conditions have been identified in kids....

15 Apr2022April 15, 2022 4:40 pm
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Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

Kids First Pediatrics of Raleigh & Clayton stand with healthychildren.org and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) as we utilize ‘National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month’ to educate families about these diseases. Asthma Fables and Facts from Healthychildren.org:  Although our knowledge of asthma is expanding year by year, many people still cling to...

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