Todd Harris, M.D.

Banner Change: Summer Edition

Written by Todd Harris, M.D.

2016 Summer Web

June 21, 2016 – At Raleigh Childrens, we love the change of season.

In the spring and summer, it is always good to say “goodbye” to flu season and “hello” to a time that is generally healthier and when we are more physically active. It has become our tradition here to change the banner at the top of our webpage with each season, and – with that change yesterday – we officially welcomed summer.

At Raleigh Childrens, we also love children being active – particularly if they are enjoying themselves because that means they are likely to do it again and take some steps toward developing a good habit. With that in mind, it seemed appropriate to highlight this delightful young lady with her multi-colored fingernails who is pictured here and clearly having fun at the pool.

A few things to keep in mind for the summer:

Have a healthy and fun summer.

Todd Harris, M.D.

How to Prevent Bug Bites

Written by Todd Harris, M.D.

Its quite coldFebruary 11, 2016 – Spring seems so far away.

Of course, as we know in North Carolina, that warm, sunny weather is always just around the corner.

With that time of year almost upon us and all the talk of Zika virus, it is always time to address bug bite prevention.

(Plus the CDC recently published a cool infographic pictured below)

Right now we are experiencing one foolproof way to prevent bug bites. This week’s forecast is a perfect example and is shown to the right: cold temperatures pretty effectively limit bug activity.


Lily Harris, M.D.

Zika Virus: Some Vetted Resources

Written by Lily Harris, M.D.

Updated February 3, 2016Here ya go:


Here is a good video recap of what is known about Zika (from 02/01/2016)


From the AAP via (from 01/22/2016)


Also, pediatrician blogger Seattle Mama Doc offers her take on the Zika Virus here. (from 01/27/2016)


Here is what mosquito-dense Florida is doing attempt to slow the spread of Zika Virus (from 02/03/2016)