Category: Tips

14 Nov2022November 14, 2022 7:44 pm
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Thanksgiving & Picky Eaters

Thanksgiving & Picky Eaters

Original article from healthychildren.org  Thanksgiving—a holiday full of elaborate food traditions—can be extra challenging for parents of picky eaters. Who wants a holiday dinner turned into a battle zone filled with whispered bargaining? Fortunately, with a little planning, you can create a balanced Thanksgiving meal the whole family will enjoy! Here are some tips to...

13 Oct2022October 13, 2022 9:04 pm
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Food allergies & Halloween

Food allergies & Halloween

Halloween can be one of the trickiest days of the year for children with food allergies. Kids often haul home pounds of treats, and even small amounts of an ingredient they are allergic to can cause a potentially life-threatening reaction. Here are some tips from healthychildren.org to help ensure Halloween’s frights stay festive and don’t...

13 Oct2022October 13, 2022 9:01 pm
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SIDS Awareness Month

SIDS Awareness Month

 Together with the National Institute of Health and many other organizations, Kids First Pediatrics of Raleigh and Clayton want to help babies sleep safely with the Safe to Sleep® campaign during the month of October and all year long.  The Safe to Sleep® campaign, formerly known as the Back to Sleep campaign, focuses on actions...

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...