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Understanding Your Health Insurance

Health insurance is incredibly important to ensuring your family’s access to preventative care, emergency services and treatment of chronic conditions. While Triangle Pediatrics provides equal access to our services regardless of payment, we encourage families to obtain health insurance. Read on to familiarize yourself with the choices available.

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Influenza

Just in time for the holidays, it’s flu season again. Influenza is a common illness every winter, infecting 5% to 20% of our population depending on the year. That makes it one of the most important public health issues affecting Americans. Many people have questions about influenza. Read on for answers to some of the most common questions asked by our patients.

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Fever

At this time of year, illness can develop quickly. One minute, your child is running and playing and the next moment, her cheeks are flushed and she is sitting in a listless slump due to a fever. Fevers cause a great deal of anxiety for parents and can make children feel awful. However, a fever is usually no cause for significant alarm. Learn more about them here.

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Why Do Kids Eat So Weird?

Compared to adults, kids do seem to eat pretty weird. The classic "Food Guide Pyramid," developed by the United States Department of Agriculture, is intended to guide Americans in general. We tend to forget that it is not intended as a specific guide for children. (There is a food pyramid for children though). Children are growing; adults aren't. The concern is that children have markedly different requirements than adults, and lumping them together doesn't work. Read more here.

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