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6 Tips for Raising Kids in the Digital Age

March 20, 2019

As parents, you often hear about the dangers of too much screen time or overuse of digital devices in children. But at every turn, there seems to be some type of digital device. From the cell phone in your hand, the television in an office lobby, the GPS in your car, and maybe even a...

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Common Signs of Anxiety in Children

February 21, 2019

Anxiety is a natural part of life that can affect both children and adults. It’s not uncommon for young children to be afraid of the dark, or be worried about making friends or starting a new school. However, sometimes, normal childhood anxiety can develop into a more serious anxiety disorder. As a parent, here’s what...

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5 Healthy Habits for the Whole Family

January 30, 2019

The new year means a fresh start, but there’s nothing magical about January 1. Any day of the year is a great opportunity to set goals and implement healthy lifestyle habits. Resolutions aren’t just for you personally. Consider sitting down as a family, or if your children are too young set aside time with your...

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How You Can Take Precaution During RSV Season

January 24, 2019

Winter is here, which also means respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) season. Whether you are an expectant parent for the first time or already have young children at home, you should be aware of the symptoms of RSV and how to protect against it. What is RSV? RSV is one of many viruses that cause respiratory...

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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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