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Choosing a Pediatrician

September 18, 2021

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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When to Keep Your Child Home from School

August 31, 2021

Being a parent is great, but when your child is sick it presents some challenges, to say the least. As if them feeling poorly isn’t bad enough, it often creates disruptions to all other areas of your life. If a child is too sick to go to school or daycare, you may have to miss...

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10 Most Common School-Age Illnesses

August 20, 2021

One thing that concerns many parents as they send their kids back to school is all the common illnesses kids can catch. Not only do you hate to see them sick, but they often have to miss school which means you may have to miss work to care for them. Plus, there’s the risk that...

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Car Seat Safety: Common Mistakes to Avoid

July 30, 2021

Car crashes remain a leading cause of death for children and in over the last 10 years, four children under 14 and younger died each day. As researchers learn and the technology used in cars evolve, recommendations for how to best keep children safe in the car are frequently updated. While this is great, it...

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Child Well-Visits: 8 Questions to Ask at Your Next Appointment

July 20, 2021

Whether you are a new parent or have older kids, there are always things to learn about your child’s development and health. That’s why it’s important for you to schedule child-well visits with a pediatrician. Pediatricians are highly trained in the conditions of childhood, so they have a wealth of information you can use to...

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

June 28, 2021

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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How Vaccines Work

June 17, 2021

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 20 million children are still unvaccinated and under-vaccinated worldwide. That’s why they champion World Immunization Week at the end of April each year. The theme for the campaign is #VaccinesWork For All. And they do. Vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective ways to protect...

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7 Reasons Why Play is Important for Children

May 28, 2021

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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First-Aid Kit Essentials That Every Family Should Have

May 18, 2021

When it comes to your family’s health, there are certain pieces of a first-aid kit that are essential to have for any and all family outings, regardless of your medical skills and capabilities. Having adequate supplies is not at all to say you should take it upon yourself to provide comprehensive medical care for your...

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Common Signs of Anxiety in Children

April 30, 2021

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. Mental Health Awareness Month is...

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