Can Hypnotherapy Help My Child?

December 21, 2018

When it comes to raising children, parents are showing an increased interested in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The boundaries of CAM are everchanging as different types of care become more understood and accepted by doctors and requested by patients. One category of complementary and alternative medicine is mind-body practices which include a wide variety...

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7 Reasons Why Play is Important for Children

November 20, 2018

Over the years, children’s playtime has continued to decrease for a variety of reasons including an increased emphasis on academics at an early age, more parents working outside the home, increased use of digital media, limited access to outdoor play spaces, and the perceived risk of play environments. Why does this matter so much? It...

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6 Things You Need to Know About the 2018-19 Flu Shot

October 17, 2018

Fall is finally in the air. But, the new school year and cooler temperatures also mean that flu season is on the horizon. Cases of the influenza virus are diagnosed year-round, but peak flu season typically occurs during the fall and winter from November to March. Whether or not to vaccinate can be a hot-button...

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Are Essential Oils Safe for Children?

September 17, 2018

More parents than ever are making healthier choices not just in regard to what they put in their children’s body, but also what they put on them. To find safer ways to keep their kids healthy, parents are opting for natural, organic and non-toxic personal care products including essential oils. But, should you use essential...

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Cryonize for Wart and Skin Lesion Removal

August 28, 2018

Warts are skin infections caused by a virus and more common in children than adults. Although they can be found anywhere on a child’s body, they are typically seen on their fingers, hands, knees, and elbows. Warts usually feature a rough surface and look like a hard, grayish brown bump that’s shaped like a dome....

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Healthy Meals for Kids: Don’t Get in a Summer Rut

August 22, 2018

In the summer, your kids may become irritable and may not want to eat as much as they do in the colder months. Therefore, it’s important to feed them with meals that peak their interest yet provide them with the nutrients they need to remain healthy all summer long. Here at Holly Springs Pediatrics, we...

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Is My Child Too Sick for School?

August 20, 2018

Now that it’s time for your child to return to school, you may be wondering when to determine whether they are too sick to go. The following signs can help you make a wise decision and keep your child as well as their classmates as healthy as possible. Fever If your child has a temperature...

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Is It Allergies or a Cold?

May 9, 2018

Since colds and allergies have similar symptoms, it is not uncommon for a parent to be unsure of whether their child has allergies or a cold. If you’re wondering whether your child’s symptoms reveal allergies or a cold, ask yourself the following questions to pinpoint the cause of your child’s discomfort. 1.      How quickly did...

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Choosing a Pediatrician

April 17, 2018

For many parents, choosing a pediatrician is an endeavor that is not taken lightly. This doctor is going to be a large part of your child’s life from birth through early adulthood. Therefore, you want to choose a practice that is the perfect fit for your child and your family. Choosing a Pediatrician: When and...

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Outdoor Activities for Kids

March 6, 2018

Spring is right around the corner and temperatures are already heating up here in North Carolina. With this beautiful weather, it is the perfect time to explore outdoor activities for kids. Not only is exercise good for your child’s physical health, it is also good for their mental and emotional health. After being cooped up...

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