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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....

16 May2022May 16, 2022 5:06 pm
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Playing Outside: Why It’s Important For Kids

Playing Outside: Why It’s Important For Kids

By: Danette Glassy, MD, FAAP & Pooja Tandon, MD, FAAP, from healthychildren.org  No matter what the weather brings, playing outside is good for kids. There is scientific evidence that playing outside improves health, and children of all ages love it. Even as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, outdoor time and nature exploration are safe...

15 Apr2022April 15, 2022 5:42 pm
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How to Talk With Your Child About the War in Ukraine

How to Talk With Your Child About the War in Ukraine

By: David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP The war in Ukraine is distressing to all of us. Children and teens are wondering what has happened and what may happen next. Like adults, they are better able to cope with upsetting news and images when they understand more about the situation. Here are some suggestions to help you...

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...

15 Mar2022March 15, 2022 3:53 pm
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Childhood Nutrition

Childhood Nutrition

In honor of National Nutrition Month, which takes place every March, Kids First would like to share this useful article.