Category: Education

15 Sep2022September 15, 2022 9:53 pm
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What You Should Know About the Flu

What You Should Know About the Flu

From healthychildren.org  By: Flor M. Muñoz, MD, MSc, FAAP & Kristina A. Bryant, MD, FAAP Flu—short for influenza—is an illness caused by a respiratory virus. The flu can spread rapidly through communities, as the virus is passed person to person. When someone with the flu coughs or sneezes, the influenza virus gets into the air,...

15 Sep2022September 15, 2022 9:48 pm
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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 Aug2022August 15, 2022 5:20 pm
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Your Teenager at School

Your Teenager at School

With the start of the intermediate-grade years, school gradually becomes the epicenter of a youngster’s life. It is where he hones skills that are every bit as essential to his all around development and future success as English, math, science and social studies, even if they don’t appear on a report card. These include critical...

15 Aug2022August 15, 2022 5:16 pm
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Preventing Childhood Obesity

Preventing Childhood Obesity

With September being Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Kids First of Raleigh and Clayton wants to share some tips to prevent childhood obesity from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Preventing Childhood Obesity: 5 Things You Can Do at Home Obesity is a complex disease with many contributing factors, but there are ways parents...

15 Aug2022August 15, 2022 5:13 pm
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Reducing the Spread of Illness At School

Reducing the Spread of Illness At School

Whenever children are together, there is a chance of spreading infections. This is especially true among young children who are likely to use their hands to wipe their noses or rub their eyes and then handle toys or touch other children. These children then touch their noses and rub their eyes so the virus goes...

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.