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20 Boredom Cures for Kids

April 29, 2020

When kids are out of school for long periods of time and their schedules get lighter, you’ll probably start hearing the all-too-familiar complaint, “I’m boooored!” While you can’t be expected to entertain kids 24/7, you can mix things up and have some fun with these (screen-free) boredom cures. 1....

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What are the Early Signs of Autism?

April 15, 2020

April is National Autism Awareness Month, so we are joining the Autism Society in raising awareness about autism spectrum disorder. The goal is to educate the public and foster a greater understanding and empathy for the children and families ASD affects. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP),...

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How Does Public Health Benefit My Child?

March 30, 2020

Public health is an important aspect of American society. It benefits the country as a whole and it benefits individual people – like you and your children. But do you really know what public health is and all the services it provides? National Public Health Week is April 6th-12th,...

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11 Commonly Prescribed Pediatric Medications

March 16, 2020

Even if you follow all the guidelines for preventing illness, your child is inevitably going to get sick sometimes. When that happens, the pediatrician may prescribe pediatric medications to help them recover. But with so many drugs with long and complicated names available, you may not know what your...

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8 Healthy Cold-Weather Activities for Kids

February 28, 2020

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, only 1 in 3 children is physically active every day. Many factors contribute to children not getting the recommended 60 minutes of activity each day. This includes being drawn to digital screens and falling into bad habits. When the temperature drops, it...

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Chronic and Acute Illness: What’s the Difference?

February 14, 2020

It can be scary and difficult to see your child sick. Having a good relationship with your child’s pediatrician and staying educated on current health information may help soothe any fears. Whether you already have children or are planning on having children, knowing about conditions that can affect children...

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Does My Child Need an ADHD Screening?

January 30, 2020

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a behavioral disorder that can affect both children and adults. It is most commonly diagnosed in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 6.1 million US children have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2016. This makes it one of the...

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13 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

January 15, 2020

In the United States, we are fortunate to have access to so many vaccines that prevent potentially serious conditions. By working with your child’s doctor following the CDC recommended immunization schedule for your child, you are protecting them from many vaccine-preventable diseases. This list is not exhaustive, but the...

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8 Winter Safety Tips for Kids

December 30, 2019

During the winter months, there are many things to consider to make sure your child is safe and healthy. Along with protecting them from illnesses like the cold and flu, you should take precautions to protect them against low temperatures. These winter safety tips for kids will help you...

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Pediatrician, Urgent Care, or ER? Where You Should Go and When

December 16, 2019

As a parent, your child’s wellbeing is always top of mind. It can be scary when your child gets ill or injured, especially if you are unsure of the right place to seek care in given circumstances. How do you know when to go to the pediatrician, urgent care,...

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Social Media for Kids: What You Need to Know

November 25, 2019

Technology is an almost inescapable part of daily life for many families. As kids get older, they will likely want to participate in online communities. Your child may be lobbying for you to let them use Instagram or Twitter because “all” of their classmates and friends are using them,...

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12 Holiday Travel Tips for Families

November 15, 2019

For many families, the holidays mean traveling. Whether you go to visit extended family members or use the holiday break to take a vacation, traveling with your children can be daunting. We can’t promise that things will always go smoothly, but there are certain things you can do to...

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How to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

October 30, 2019

Any parent can probably tell you that there is a seemingly never-ending list of things to worry about when it comes to children. One thing that scares many parents-to-be or parents of young babies is SIDS. SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which is the death of an...

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8 Tips to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

October 18, 2019

There are so many reasons to love fall–relief from high summer temperatures, sweater weather, Halloween, changing leaves, pumpkin spice everything. However, one thing people do not love about fall is that it marks the approach of flu season. To help you prepare, here are 8 tips to stay healthy...

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11 Ways to Encourage a Love of Reading

September 30, 2019

We all know how important reading is to your child’s development and their education. However, the pressure to read can make it seem like a chore and make kids resistant to doing it outside of school.  So, how do you get them to enjoy it? What’s the magic formula...

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How to Help Children Handle Stress

September 16, 2019

Stress is an issue almost everyone deals with. We might think that because children don’t have the kind of responsibilities we as adults do, they don’t get anxious or stressed. That’s just not true. Children get stressed by a lot of the same things we do. And because they...

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Ear Infections: What You Need to Know

August 26, 2019

Ear infections are one of the most common childhood illnesses with almost all children having at least one ear infection by the time they are 7 years old. They are also one of the most common reasons parents bring their child to a doctor. Some of the most common...

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The HPV Vaccine: Facts to Consider for Your Preteen or Teen

August 14, 2019

Are you considering having your child vaccinated against HPV? If you are, you might have some questions about what the vaccine does and why it is important for teens and pre-teens to get it. You may have concerns about giving your child a vaccination for an STD, so let’s...

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7 Questions Every Parent Needs to Ask a Potential Babysitter

July 31, 2019

Looking for a nanny to care for your baby following maternity leave? Need some help covering the afterschool gap until you can get home from work? Overdue for a date night or time with your friends? As a parent, at some point or another, you’ll probably turn to a...

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What to Expect at Your Child’s Sports Physical

July 17, 2019

Is your child beginning a new sport or joining a new league or team? Chances are, they’ll have to have a sports physical before they can play. If your child is new to playing sports or you are simply unsure of what this physical will entail, we have made...

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9 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Overcome the Summer Slide

June 17, 2019

For most children, summer is one of the most anticipated times of the year. No more school days taking up precious time they could be playing. However, for parents and educators, summer can sometimes bring anxiety. A lot of learning can be lost during those months out of the...

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Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

May 15, 2019

As a parent, it is important to limit the amount of exposure children have to digital devices including television, computers, tablets and smartphones. In the modern day, this can seem like an extremely daunting task with the amount of availability children have to media, both at home and outside...

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Summer Weekend Hours

May 3, 2019

Starting this month we will have new weekend hours that will run through the first of September. The clinic will be open on Saturdays only from 9am-12pm and closed on Sundays. If you have an emergency go to the ER or if you need assistance on the weekend outside...

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7 Tips for Traveling with Kids

April 19, 2019

Summer break will be here before you know it. While the idea of traveling with children might be overwhelming, there are countless benefits that far outweigh the stress. Traveling from an early age has been shown to enhance their developmental milestones, teach children to be more flexible, and expose...

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8 Tips for Heat and Sun Safety

March 25, 2019

North Carolina is a special place to raise a family. With close proximity to the mountains and a short drive to the beach, it’s seemingly one expansive outdoor playground waiting to be explored. But all this fun can come with its share of dangers—especially from the summer heat. It’s...

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PCMH and what it means to you as a patient!

January 28, 2019

PCMH We are proud to celebrate our second year in earning formal recognition through The Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home. In celebration of this we would like to provide some insight as to what this entails. The definition of PCMH (Primary Care Medical Home) is a...

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Why Well-Child Visits Are Important for Your Child’s Health

January 24, 2019

Many adults don’t schedule doctor’s appointments unless they are sick or injured despite the advice about why annual physical exams are important. But, as a parent, it is vitally important to your child’s lifelong health and development to follow the recommended well-child visit schedule. Here are a few reasons...

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6 Tips to Keep Your Children Healthy this Winter

November 20, 2018

Colder temperatures might be a welcomed relief after a scorching summer, but every season has its challenges. With fewer daylight hours to enjoy fresh air, peak cold and flu season, and the increased exposure to germs during the school year, it can seem like the odds are stacked against...

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