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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...

15 Apr2022April 15, 2022 4:37 pm
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Should My Child Still Wear A Mask?

Should My Child Still Wear A Mask?

Yvonne A. Maldonado, MD, FAAP Masks are still required in healthcare settings, and that includes Kids First Pediatrics of Raleigh and Clayton. However, New COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlines when communities and families should wear face masks in their day-to-day life outside of healthcare settings. Even in areas...

14 Feb2022February 14, 2022 10:23 pm
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Omicron & Kids

Omicron & Kids

Does omicron affect children differently than other COVID variants, and how concerned should I be? Answer ​​​Omicron has proven to be the most contagious COVID-19 variant of the pandemic so far. The main difference with Omicron is the sheer number of kids getting sick at the same time. Without vaccines and boosters for younger children,...

14 Jan2022January 14, 2022 5:06 pm
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COVID-19 Vaccines & Boosters For Kids

COVID-19 Vaccines & Boosters For Kids

A COVID vaccine is available for children ages 5 and up, and boosters are now authorized for those 12 years and older. Vaccines for children aged 6 months and up may be authorized next. Clinical trials are underway for children aged 6 months to under 5 years old. COVID vaccines and boosters are available at your local health department, hospital or pharmacy.

19 Oct2021October 19, 2021 8:45 pm
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Meet Ashleigh Martin

Meet Ashleigh Martin

Ashleigh Martin is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about the care of children from the newborn stage into young-adulthood. She has worked with children and families in some capacity since she was in high school. She believes strongly in providing evidence-based guidance and recommendations to help families make the best health decisions for their children.

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