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 »

Halloween Safety

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Offered by Janine Lechleitner, CPNP, Premier Pediatrics The risk of a child being hit and killed by a car is more than double on Halloween versus the other days of the year. So if you take your children trick-or-treating, make safety your top priority. Children under 12 years need adult supervision. If children are old… Read more »

Facts About Influenza

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Offered by Janine Lechleitner, CPNP of Premier Pediatrics While influenza rates remain low nationwide so far this year, we are not “out of the woods” yet. Influenza season is typically from fall through spring, and may wax and wane throughout that time period. The “fl u”, or influenza, is a virus that can cause serious… Read more »

Sun Safety

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  Offered by Kristine Waters Ray, MD, CAQSM, Premier Pediatrics The sun is out and hopefully so are we. As we are spending more time outdoors now that the rain has stopped, we need to remember sunscreen. Ultraviolet radiation is the cause for the three major forms of skin cancer and both UVA and UVB… Read more »