Category: Health News

Safe Sleep NC

Babies should sleep Alone, on their Back, and in a safety-approved Crib for every sleep. Safe Sleep 101 #SafeSleepNC Visit for more information and resources

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month  (video) NCDHHS wants to remind you that 988 is the number to use when you need help or don't know where to turn. Let’s get through it together. Call, text, or chat 988 day or night.   Visit for more information about the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

Similac Formula Recall – October 2022

Abbott has initiated a voluntary recall of certain lots of 2 Fl oz bottles of Similac READY TO FEED liquid products. (This recall does not affect any powdered formulas.) It was discovered that a small percentage of bottles in the recalled list may not have sealed completely during the manufacturing process which could result in spoiled formula. Raleigh Pediatrics has some of the recalled products on hand in both offices...

Infant Formula Shortage information

Infant Formula Shortage Information All reports indicate that the formula shortage is expected to continue for several more months.  The FDA , formula manufacturers and other agencies are doing all they can to resolve this crisis.  This is a helpful grid showing  Infant_Formula_Substitutes and the AAP's Healthy Children website linked here has really good practical advice for dealing with the current infant formula shortage. If you need additional assistance or...

COVID 19 test and vaccine updates April 2022

COVID TESTING: Cases are way down but COVID 19 is still present.  You should get tested for COVID as soon as possible if you have symptoms, and after five days if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19. Seek medical attention immediately for serious symptoms such as trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face. Visit this page...

Formula Recall 2/22/2022

Important Recall Notice from Abbott Nutrition regarding Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powder formula. If you or someone you know uses one of these powder formulas, please stop using immediately and check the lot number on the can by going to the Similac Recall website. (click the yellow banner at the top to check your formula lot number) Formulas not produced at the Sturgis, Michigan facility were not affected.

Poison Prevention

More than a million American children younger than 6 years suffer poisoning every year. Household cleaners, personal care products, and over-the-counter medications lead the list of poisons. This article will help parents prevent accidental poisoning in and around the home. Next week is National Poison Prevention Week. We encourage you to share this article in support of this annual campaign. A “share” button appears at the bottom of the article. View the...

How to Protect Your Children During a Measles Outbreak

Since December 2014, a measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in California has grown to more than 120 cases in multiple states. Most of the people who have gotten sick were not vaccinated against measles. This is a stark reminder of the importance of making sure children are fully vaccinated. This article provides answers to questions many parents have about this measles outbreak. Read the full article in English or Spanish.

Information on Childhood Infections from

The AAP’s September newsletter has highlighted some common childhood infections, such as head lice and hand-foot-and-mouth disease, as well as provided information on the current outbreak of Enterovirus D68 in the Midwest United States. Click here to read the newsletter. Visit for other useful information for parents.