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 »

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 »

The Gift of Memories

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Offered by Janine Lechleitner, CPNP, Premier Pediatrics Family, mistletoe, peppermint cookies, giving back… Just a few of my childhood Christmas memories. Sadly, Christmas has become more about “stuff” and less about the true meaning of Christmas and family. How can you make this Christmas one that your children will remember forever? Instead of showering your… Read more »

Make Halloween Night… A Safe One

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Offered by Michele Tuepker M.D., Premier Pediatrics It is that time of year again, with Halloween quickly approaching. Keeping a few things in mind can help ensure a safe night. Pick a well-fitting costume that is not too long or bulky. Bright and reflective costumes and trick-or-treat bags are a good idea, too. When picking… 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 »

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 »

Schedule Sports and Annual Physicals

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Offered by Kelly Fausey, CPNP, Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Summertime is a great time to schedule your child’s and adolescent’s annual Well Visit or sports physical exam at your primary care pediatrician office. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends yearly Well Visits starting at 3 years old with screening on growth, development, nutrition, hearing, vision and… Read more »

Make It A Storybook Summer!

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Offered by Janine Lechleitner, CPNP at Premier Pediatrics Schools out! Time to veg, right? WRONG! Reading is crucial to a childʼs success in and outside of school. According to the National Institute of Health, “when children become good readers in the early grades they are more likely to become better learners throughout their school years… Read more »

Water Safety this Summer

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Offered by Premier Pediatrics With summer comes the fun of water. To ensure fun does not turn to tragedy, it is important to be knowledgeable in water safety. According to the CDC, about ten people die daily from unintentional drowning, with two of these being children fourteen years or younger. Among all ages, drowning is… Read more »