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Coronavirus Update

Kids First Pediatrics of Raeford is closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Because this information is always changing, we will be monitoring all updated from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control.  … Continue reading

Speech Development Expectations: From Infancy to Preschool

Although every child learns to speak at his or her own pace, parents want to know if their child’s speech and language development is on the right track. There are general milestones which are helpful in understanding age-appropriate speech development expectations from infancy to preschool. … Continue reading

Flu Vaccines Are Now Available

Even though COVID is still a serious issue, it is not the only illness that you should be protecting yourself from. With flu season right around the corner and kids heading back to school, it is important that you schedule your child’s flu vaccine as soon as possible. … Continue reading

RSV Cases Surging: What Parents Should Know

The last 18 months have been both frightening and frustrating for parents. The pandemic and everything that occurred around it has upended families and especially children. The CDC has recently issued a health advisory for clinicians and caregivers about the increased interseasonal RSV activity in the southern United States. … Continue reading

How Do I Know If My Child Has Sleep Apnea?

Many people are familiar with adult sleep apnea and its symptoms, but are you aware that children can have this sleep disturbance too? Many of the same symptoms are evident with obstructive sleep apnea in children, and if you are a parent, … Continue reading

Preventing And Treating Hand, Foot, And Mouth Disease

Let’s be clear right away that hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common disease among young children, it is not usually serious, but it is a very contagious virus. It has no relationship to the animal disease known as foot-and-mouth disease which preys on sheep, … Continue reading

Why Is My Child’s Asthma Worse At Night?

Life with a child who has asthma can be frightening when they have a flare up, but it is compounded when it occurs at night. Waking up hearing your child wheezing and coughing not only disrupts everyone’s sleep, but it could mean a trip to the hospital. … Continue reading

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