What a whirlwind of a year! It’s always amazing to me how fast each of these years go by. Summer ends and then it’s time for the Holidays! 2015 has been filled with many great happenings and also some very major tragedies. This Holiday Season it would seem should be spent counting our blessings for all of the good things that came our way and feeling very lucky that our families are together and able to celebrate the moment.
Below we would like to express our wish for you at this important time for celebration.
The Best of Holiday Seasons,
Offered by Innovative Real Estate Group
Innovative Real Estate Group has been recognized by the Denver Business Journal (DBJ) as Denver’s fastest growing private company in a category of companies with annual revenues of between $8 million and $22.9 million. The companies were ranked on the percentage growth for fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The DBJ announced the 2015 rankings at an awards luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center on Friday, October 16, 2015.
Each company had to report a full 12 months of operations in the base year of 2012. The categories were determined by taking into consideration the reported revenues of all the companies that shared data with the DBJ and grouping them to achieve the maximum amount of competition among like-sized companies. The accounting firm of Anton Collins Mitchel authenticated some of the financial data submitted to the DBJ.
“We are pleased to be ranked among metro Denver’s fastest growing private companies for the second consecutive year,” said Scott Nordby, President of Innovative Real Estate Group. “We have attracted some of the finest, most dedicated real estate professionals in the business who were seeking a company with values, integrity, and dedication to advancing the careers of its brokers in one of the most competitive industries in the country. Through continuing education and training, advanced technology, agent support, and a family environment, we have achieved our goals and look forward to continued success in 2016 and for years to come.”
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Offered by Janine Lechleitner, CPNP of Premier Pediatrics
Pediatric Viral Gastroenteritis – “Mom, I’m going to throw up!” Those dreaded words….. Viruses remains the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in children. “Globally, rotavirus is still the leading cause of severe diarrhea in infants and young children.”  Approximately 453,000 children worldwide aged 5 years and younger died from rotavirus in 2008. Since the inception of the rotavirus vaccine in 2006, approximately 40,000-50,000 pediatric hospitalizations have been prevented yearly in the US. 
Bacterial infections account for a small percent (2-10%) of pediatric gastroenteritis in developed countries, and compared to viral gastroenteritis are more likely to have symptoms of high fevers, shaking chills, bloody stools, and severe abdominal cramping.
Typical symptoms of viral gastroenteritis include vomiting, non-bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, tiredness, fussiness, and fever.
Children rarely need IV fluids. Oral rehydration is the treatment of choice. With infants, mothers should feed more frequently than usual. For persistent vomiting at any age, fluids like Pedialyte or Gatorade should be given as follows: 5 mL every 5-10 minutes for 30-60 minutes. If no vomiting then increase by 5 mL every 30-60 minutes. If vomiting occurs, stop for 30-45 minutes then restart at 5 mL.
After 4 hours, children can usually return to a normal diet. Start with easy to digest foods like yogurt, lean meats, rice, pasta, etc.
Antidiarrheal medications such as Imodium are not recommended in children. Probiotics are okay to give.
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Offered by Brighton Pediatrics
With fall comes multiple illnesses, and a sore throat is a very common symptom experienced by both children and adults. When a child has a sore throat most parents are concerned their child may have “strep throat” (also known as streptococcal pharyngitis).
Typical symptoms of “strep throat” include: sore throat, fever, abdominal pain, nausea, decreased appetite, headache, and enlarged neck glands. As you might have noticed many of these symptoms can also be caused by viruses. The appearance of the throat and tonsils may even be the same for both viral illnesses and “strep throats”! Because of this there is no way to know if a child or adult has “strep throat” without specific testing. This is why doctor’s offices perform testing for “strep throat” before prescribing antibiotics. By far the most common cause of sore throat in both children and adults are viral infections, or “common colds”, which are not helped by antibiotics. “Strep throat” on the other hand is caused by a bacteria which is treatable with antibiotics. Therefore, if the tests do not show someone has “strep throat”, no antibiotics are needed as they will not help with recovery.
If your child has a sore throat there are a few things you can do to help. Tylenol (and/or Motrin if older than 6 months) to help with the pain, lots of cold liquids to keep hydrated, and soft foods that are less painful to swallow.
Please visit www.brightonpeds.com for more information about sore throat.
Please see www.brightonpediatrics.com for more information about treating fever and viral illnesses.
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Offered by Jessica Ahmed, Licensed Acupuncturist
Tips to Minimize Stress and Maximize Wellbeing
The holidays are an opportunity to connect with family and friends, take a restful break from work and experience gratitude for our gifts in life, but often we are so stressed out that we can’t fully enjoy ourselves. For this reason, it may be the most important time of year to keep up exercise, diet and wellness routines, but it is also the easiest time to stray from healthy habits.
With a little planning, you can indulge without wreaking havoc on your health. Here are a few suggestions:
Diet and Exercise: If you love great food as I do, holidays are a time when even more exercise is necessary to maintain your weight (trying to lose weight this time of the year is very challenging!). Sneak in 10-minute bursts of extra exercise throughout the day if you are too busy to extend your current workouts. Fill up on vegetables, water and protein before holiday parties so that when you inevitably indulge in high-calorie, starchy and fatty foods, you can control your portions.
Herbal Medicine: A couple of great holiday formulas to have on-hand are Cold Quell and Curing Pills. Cold Quell contains powerful immune-boosting, antiviral and antibacterial herbs, which can help prevent trips to the doctor when you catch a cold in its early stage. Curing Pills ease digestive disturbances from indulging in too much food, alcohol and holiday pies.
Acupuncture: Increased holiday stress can lead to irritability, moodiness, digestive disorders, tense muscles and pain. Acupuncture helps you better deal with stress by relaxing the nervous system, reducing muscular tension and triggering the release of endorphins, your body’s pain-killing and stress-reducing hormones.
Breathing and Alone Time: Being around family every moment of the day can be stressful even if you get along famously. Try to take periodic breaks so you can be alone and focus on deep breathing, even if it is just a five-minute escape to a locked bathroom or to run an errand.
Cultivate Gratitude: Take a moment to be thankful for someone or something in your life. Fancy presents are fun, but happiness often stems from feelings of gratitude, so try writing down five things for which you are grateful each day for a week (or a month, or indefinitely!). Consider expressing this gratitude in your community by volunteering, or simply finding opportunities to express kindness and compassion in your everyday life.
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Offered by Brighton Criminal Defense Attorney Gregory R. McMahon
Your privilege to drive depends on your driving record. The Colorado Department of Revenue will suspend your driving privilege if you get too many tickets and points. The Colorado Department of Revenue on its website gives specific information regarding how many points you may accumulate without risking your driving privilege.
Minor Driver 17 & Under
Within any 12 months | Points Requiring Suspension: 6 or more
At any point while under 18 | Points Requiring Suspension: 7 or more
Minor Driver 18-21
Within any 12 months | Points Requiring Suspension: 9 or more
At any point while under 18 | Points Requiring Suspension: 12 or more
At any point between ages 18-21 | Points Requiring Suspension: 14 or more
Adult 21 & Over
Within any 12 months | Points Requiring Suspension: 12 or more
Within any 24 months | Points Requiring Suspension: 18 or more
You are required to have automobile insurance. However, if you are pulled over, and simply left your valid insurance card at home, the charge will be dismissed so long as you can produce in court a valid insurance card that proves you had insurance on the day you were ticketed. I suggest that you keep a copy of your insurance card inside your car as well as a second copy in your wallet or purse to avoid this.
You have a duty to report an accident to the police. A colleague of mine told me of one of her cases where the driver hit the curb, and the tire was pulled from the rim. The driver left the car on the side of the road and went to seek help. Unfortunately, this person was charged with failure to report an accident, a 12-point offense. Time will tell how that case turns out. I had a former client who hit a deer and received the same failure to report an accident charge. Luckily, that case worked out. Play it safe. If you are involved in any type of accident, you should report it.
The information in this column is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
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Offered by Family Bible Fellowship
It has been over two years since the birth of Family Bible Fellowship. During this time we have met publicly we have been seeking what kind of “ministry” or “church” the Lord desires us to be. This has been an interesting journey for us and we have come to some conclusions on that topic.
We have seen that what binds us together is our relationship to Jesus Christ and our doctrine. This does not mean we all agree on every theological point but we do agree on the most important points.
We have seen the value of intimacy, mutual accountability, encouragement, fellowship, sound teaching, and learning to love one another with all of the different baggage we each bring to the table. We want to maintain and cultivate these values.
We have seen that we are not a program based church. Therefore, what we offer as a ministry is a family worship service. We see great value in this approach. We are committed to putting our energies into settings where we keep the family together as a group and allowing all of the church body to learn to interact with one another. The older teaching the younger is very important and the younger learning to interact with the older is just as important.
We have seen that God is love but also God is just, righteous, holy, to name a few of so many attributes. We are not willing to boil God down to just one attribute, we want to see God in all the fullness of His glory. In His grace and truth.
We have seen that this kind of church ministry will not necessarily attract the crowds and we are OK with that. We have seen that while there are many churches that can and do offer programs for every age but that is not our calling. It is not a bad thing that these churches offer these programs but neither is it a bad thing that we do not. We are simple. We do not offer things like a Sunday School or youth group, if you need programs and want that, we are not able to offer that. There are ministries that can but we are not going to replicate what they are doing. We believe in the whole family being in worship together. This presents a different model and understanding of what the church is to be thus will only appeal to people who see the benefit of this kind of worship.
There are a lot of different kinds of churches. Some good. Some not so good. All desiring your attendance. Yet common sense tells us that people go to different churches for different reasons and no one church can be all things to all peoples. We see that and accept that and see that for us here at Family Bible Fellowship God has directed us to be a home based ministry.
So what does that mean practically for us in what kind of church we are? It means fellowship, the young learning from the elderly, gaining depth in Scripture, and a family environment.
If this is something you would like to explore we would love to invite you to contact us. Our greatest desire is to see you come to know who the Jesus of the Bible truly is and that He would transform your life.
Questions to ask when choosing a church:
- Is this a church where my family will be regularly fed by God’s Word?
- Is this a church where I am convinced the care of my soul will be a priority?
- Is this a church where my family will experience meaningful Christian fellowship and accountability?
- Is this a church where I can serve God’s people and use my gifts for its benefit?
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Offered by Brighton Smiles, PC
Research has shown that Sleep Disordered Breathing (SBD)- induced oxygen deprivation is a major contributing factor to childhood health disorders such as ADD/ADHD, Chronic Allergies, Aggressive or Bullying Behavior, Mouth Breathing, Poor Academic Performance, Daytime Drowsiness, Snoring, Morning Headaches, Dark Circles Under the Eyes and more.
The Healthy Start System™ is an all-natural appliance therapy which address the root causes of SBD by promoting the proper growth and development of the oral cavity, the jaw, and the upper palate. When these areas develop naturally with the Healthy Start System, the child’s airways open, and many symptoms of SBD disappear.
The Healthy Start System will not only address SBD, but it can also straighten teeth, and can prevent the need for braces in about 9 out of 10 kids! Best of all, when treatment with Perfect Start begins early, the perfect smiles that it creates will never relapse.
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Offered by Advanced Environmental Consulting
Advanced Environmental Consulting, LLC (AEC) offers a full range of professional and trusted services related to environmental compliance. We have extensive experience in all phases of asbestos management services. These include sampling, abatement design and project monitoring, and abatement clearance monitoring and testing including air, ambient, and OSHA regulations.
AEC was founded as a small family business serving in Colorado as of January of 2013. AEC has over 11 years of project management experience and we are dedicated to providing the highest level of personal commitment as well as technical expertise to your project. With this experience, AEC can offer clients qualified assurance to homeowners, contractors, or regulatory agencies when dealing with different environmental contaminations and various cleanup procedures.
AEC’s team has extensive expertise working on contruction and environmental remediation projects regarding residence, commercial, municipal, and governmental agencies as well. Please call today to find out more about how we can help you solve your environmental compliance needs at 303.257.8994.
With this active real estate market, very often radon or mold mitigation can mean the difference between selling a property or not. Call us and we’ll help you make that deal/dream come true for you.
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Offered by Jan Giuliano
What’s a better gift for the holidays than a new home? Here are some things to keep in mind as you embark on this process during the holiday season:
Be mindful of Your Holiday Spending: Now may not be the time to give that new car or 90-inch flat screen TV for a gift. Make responsible purchases. Don’t let poor budgeting result in losing your dream home.
Be in the Know: Know your credit score, which can affect your interest rate-both of which are key when shopping for a home loan. Avoid financing major purchases. Lenders may request a last-minute credit check before the loan closing to ensure that no new debt has been incurred. Be sure to work with a knowledgeable and reputable lender who can make the process more efficient.
Scoop Up a Deal: Year-end may be a smart time to buy! Sellers don’t typically look to sell during the holiday season due to the wintery weather and busy time of year. A seller who is actively seeking to sell during the holidays may be willing to aggressively negotiate on price. Demand tends to decrease during the holidays, so there can be less competition from other buyers. Take advantage and negotiate a better price.
Holiday Hours: Certain government agencies may be closed during the holidays, so work with your Loan Officer to ensure that deadlines are met. The loan process and paperwork can be overwhelming, make sure your lender keeps you informed so there are no last minute surprises. Academy Mortgage will be closed November 26 – 29, December 24 – 27, and January 1.
Let Academy Mortgage help you navigate the process: Call Frank and Jan Giuliano at 303-450-1650.
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