Springtime And Allergies

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Offered by: Kelly Fausey, CPNP – Brighton Pediatrics March is entering springtime in Colorado which can be a mix of snow or early blooming pollens. Towards the end of cold and flu season many children experience allergy symptoms due to the exposure to the blooming pollens. Many parents question the difference between a regular cold… Read more »

Taking Mental Health Seriously

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Offered by Joseph M Smith, MD – Premier Pediatrics At least 1 in 5 children have a diagnosable mental health condition. When these conditions are left unaddressed, this can lead to a decrease in quality of life or worse. Rates of depression and anxiety in children and adolescents continue to rise. Suicide continues to be… Read more »

Fevers- When Should I Worry?

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Offered by: Brittany LaVoy, MD., Brighton Pediatrics During this time of year coughs, colds and fever seem to be everywhere. Fevers are extremely common in children. They are a normal part of the body’s immune system responding to a viral or bacterial infection in most cases. It is also very common to have fevers following… Read more »

Winter’s Silent Threat – Carbon Monoxide

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Offered by Kristine Waters Ray, MD, Premier Pediatrics With winter and cooler temperatures still in full swing, many of us are using space heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves for warmth. While these can make our house cozy, they do come with increased risk of exposure to Carbon Monoxide, which is a harmful gas that can… Read more »

Sleep Concerns in Childhood

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Offered by Debra Campbell, D.O., Premier Pediatrics Sleep issues are a common complaint with children. The main concern is usually the time it takes to fall asleep. Most sleep initiation issues are resolved with good sleep hygiene. It is important to keep kids on a good schedule, having a set bedtime that does not vary… Read more »

Tics

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Offered by Joel Hartl M.D., Brighton Pediatrics Tics are surprisingly common, occurring in up to 24% of first and second graders. Tics are repetitive, rapid involuntary movements or vocalizations that are usually fairly easy to distinguish from other types of movement disorders. The most common tics are eye blinking, neck twisting, shoulder shrugging, grimacing, coughing,… Read more »

Allergies and Asthma

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Offered by Marian Amaranto, CPNP – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Fall and Spring bring allergy symptoms for many children and teens. Allergies can also trigger asthma symptoms. Mild asthma symptoms can be difficult to recognize. These symptoms include: Night time coughing more than 2 times a week. Coughing and/or shortness of breath with or after exercise…. Read more »

Acne… Make it go away!

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Offered by Joseph M. Smith, M.D. at Premier Pediatrics Many teens and young adults suffer from acne. This is due to hormonal changes that increase oil production in the skin leading to blockage of hair follicles. In research studies, food has not been found to have a major influence on acne, although some individuals might… Read more »

Internet Safety

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Offered by Dawn Dycus, M.D., Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. The Internet can be a wonderful place, filled with endless possibilities for learning and exploration. However, it also contains a lot of inappropriate and unreliable information, making it a place that can also be unsafe for children. There are some guidelines that parents can follow to make… Read more »

Back to School, Back to Bedtime Routines

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Offered by Kristine Waters Ray, MD, Premier Pediatrics August is here, that means it is back to school! For many of us, kids and teens included, this means getting back on a regular sleep schedule. Below are some tips to improve sleep; try them out BEFORE the first day of school. Avoid naps! Napping makes… Read more »