Kids Care Pediatrics
101 Kellie Dr
Smithfield, NC 27577
Monday through Friday 9am-5 pm - closed for lunch from noon-1pm.
Please also note the emergency service hours.
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The world of medicine is continually in motion. Here, we will provide you with a selection of interesting news items from our practice and the medical world.
In a study released in January 2012 in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers have found that teens who consume large amounts of High Fructose Corn Syrup have early evidence of heart disease, higher blood pressures and a high risk of diabetes. High fructose corn syrup is found in large amounts in soft drinks. Talk to your child's doctor or nurse practitioner to discuss ways to reduce your child's intake of soda!
MORE REASONS (IF YOU NEED THEM) TO QUIT GIVING YOUR CHILDREN SODAS:
A recent article in Men's Health's popular blog "Eat This, Not That," highlighted these reasons to avoid ALL sodas:
1) Soda drinkers store there excess fat in their liver and bones and have a higher total cholesterol than obese, non-soda drinkers
2)Sodas contain a toxic flame retardant called BVO, or Brominated Vegetable Oil. This ingredient can cause skin lesions, memory loss and nerve disorders.
To see the entire blog post, go to health.yahoo.net and click on "three suprising reasons to give up soda"
Focus on prevention: Advice on health check-ups
To get the most out of your child's well child visit, we offer the following tips:
1) Write out the most important questions you have for the doctor in advance so you don't forget.
2) If possible, leave your other children with a grandparent or trusted babysitter so you aren't distracted during the visit.
3) Bring a list of the medications your child has been prescribed by a specialist (such as neurology or ENT).
4) Bring your child's shot record AND any daycare, sports or school physical forms.