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 »

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 »

Welcome Mackenzie Siebert, CPNP!

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Offered by Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Brighton Pediatrics wants to welcome Mackenzie Siebert, CPNP! Mackenzie is our newest addition, and joined our office at the end of November. Mackenzie grew up in California, and received her undergraduate degree from University of California Santa Barbara, earning a BS in Biology. From there, Mackenzie went to study at… 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 »

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 »