Rhonda Patt

Rhonda Patt

Is it a cold or allergies?

Now that spring is here, I have a hard time distinguishing between cold symptoms and allergies. Is there any easy way to discern between the two? I don’t want to give my child allergy medication for a simple cold.

Rhonda Patt

Ask the pediatrician: Kids & chores

We have 3 children, ages 9, 6, and 2 years. I know that chores are important but I am having a difficult time following through with a plan. By the time everyone finishes homework, it is time for bed. Then I find myself doing their "chores" after the kids have gone to bed. Do you have any advice?

Rhonda Patt

Ask the pediatrician: Vitamin D & infants

I have a 2 week-old daughter, and she is a breastfed baby. Her pediatrician says that she needs to be taking vitamin D supplementation. I really do not want to give her any vitamins. Could I just take a vitamin D supplement instead of her?

Rhonda Patt

Ask the Doctor: What is thrush?

I am a breast-feeding mother of a two-month old daughter. I have recently started having nipple pain during feedings and have heard that this may mean that my daughter has thrush. What is thrush and how do I know if she has it?

Videos

CityLYNX Gold Line's 2nd anniversary

Early morning riders on the CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar along Elizabeth Avenue, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The CityLYNX Gold Line is a 10-mile streetcar system that is an integral part of the 2030 Transit Plan and is being constructed in phases.
Davie Hinshaw The Charlotte Observer
CityLYNX Gold Line's 2nd anniversary 1:03

CityLYNX Gold Line's 2nd anniversary

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Charlotte Hornets draft picks meet fans

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Movie theater fire near Pineville

Movie theater fire near Pineville 0:38

Movie theater fire near Pineville