Newborn and Infant Sleep

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Offered by Joel Hartl M.D., Brighton Pediatrics Everyone has struggled with sleep at some point in their lives, especially new parents. Knowing what to expect from your newborn and infant is important for your sleep and your sanity. Brand new babies sleep up to 18 hours a day spaced in 2-3 hour chunks between feedings…. 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 »

Insect Bites

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Offered by Brittany LaVoy, MD – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Insect bites are very common in the summer months. Reactions to insect bites can vary significantly in severity. Most cause a localized reaction at the site of the bite consisting of redness, swelling, itching and sometimes pain. This swelling can range from mild to significant in… 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 »

Causes and Treatment of Diarrhea in Children

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Offered by Richard W. Martin, M.D., Brighton Pediatrics Diarrhea is defined as stools that are more frequent and looser in consistency than usual. The most common cause of sudden, new diarrhea is viral gastroenteritis, which often includes vomiting and low-grade fever. The diarrhea is usually watery and without visible blood. Vomiting, if present, usually stops… Read more »

Drowning Prevention

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Offered by Brighton Pediatrics Summer is right around the corner and that means many pools will be opening soon. While pools and boats are a keystone of summer fun, they represent a major danger to children of all ages. Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death in children behind motor vehicle accidents. The vast… Read more »

Bicycle Safety is Cool!!

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Offered by Brighton Pediatrics Bicycle Helmets are cool because it is cool to be smart and safe. Studies show that helmets help prevent serious head and brain injuries. Brain injuries can be permanent, remaining for the rest of a person’s life. Here are important safety guidelines for bicycles. Check that your child always wears a… Read more »

Welcome Kelly Fausey, PNP!

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Offered by Brighton Pediatrics Brighton Pediatrics would like to welcome and introduce a new addition to the practice! Kelly Fausey is a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) starting with the practice in late February. Kelly first started as a registered nurse in Illinois, then moved to Colorado and became a pediatric nurse practitioner through the University… Read more »

Constipation in Infancy and Childhood

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Offered by Brittany LaVoy, MD Constipation is a very common problem that can affect children at any age. It can cause pain, nausea, decreased appetite, and even trouble potty training due to fear of pain when stooling. Newborns often appear to have trouble with constipation. They will seem to strain, appear red in the face,… Read more »

Cold Weather and Eczema

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Offered by Dawn Dycus, M.D. Oh, the weather outside is frightful… for your skin! Colder temperatures outside mean lack of moisture in the air. While this may turn normal skin dry, for those with eczema it produces significant flare ups. Eczema is a condition that causes dry, rough, scaly/flaky patches of skin. These dry patches… Read more »