Energy Drinks and Teens

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Energy drinks are touted to increase energy, alertness, and physical performance. NCCIH reports that 1/3 of teens between 12-17 years drink energy drinks on a regular basis. There are 2 kinds of energy drinks with the main ingredient in both being caffeine. One type comes roughly in the size of a regular soda can (about… Read more »

Spring Activities And Being Safe

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Spring has arrived and for most families this means enjoying more recreational activities outside. April is also the start of many outdoor sports and recreational time for children. In gearing up for spring sports, parents need to be aware of ways to prevent sports and recreational injuries for their children. Teaching bike safety and having… Read more »

Measles in Colorado

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Offered by: Dr. Michele Tuepker, MD – Premier Pediatrics In early January, a case of measles was diagnosed in northeast Denver and the individual was hospitalized. Early signs of measles include fever ≥ 101 F, cough, runny nose, and red, irritated eyes. The measles rash happens 2-4 days after the initial signs, and usually begins… Read more »

Screen Time

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Offered by: Mackenzie Seibert, CPNP, – Brighton Pediatrics With the colder temperatures of winter, many kids and teens are spending more time indoors. This often leads to more time spent in front of the TV or other electronics. It is important for parents to monitor and limit the screen time that their kids have. Parents… Read more »

Car Seat Recommendations Get an Update

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Offered by: Dr. Jamie Campbell – Premier Pediatrics The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reported that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children over the age of 4 and are the 2nd leading cause of death for children ages 1-4. Studies repeatedly show that use of child safety seats/booster… Read more »

Speech and Language Development

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Offered by Janine Lechleitner, CPNP – Premier Pediatrics One of the most common concerns presented to a pediatric provider is that of speech and language development. So how can a parent know if their child might be delayed? Following are some basic speech milestones according to age: Birth-3 Months: cooing, has different cries for different… Read more »

RSV… YES it’s THAT Time of Year, AGAIN

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Offered by: Ellen McCormick,MD – Premier Pediatrics Just as influenza season returns every fall, other cold viruses also follow this seasonal pattern of attack. Trying to identify the virus causing a cold is possible but rarely helpful because we have so few options for specific treatment of viruses. Yes, you got it: “There is no… Read more »

Obesity

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Offered by Brighton Pediatrics With Halloween just finished, parents are likely still working through their children’s bag of candy. Sweet treats are fine if they are only given once a year. Unfortunately, our American diet has become saturated with sweets. They are offered in every gas station, grocery store and vending machine. We crave them… Read more »

Flu Season

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Offered by Kelly Fausey, CPNP – Brighton Pediatrics The fall colors have started to change, school is back in session and football season has returned. These are all signs of Fall returning to Colorado. As we get back into the school routine, plan trips to see fall colors and attend football games; add getting your… Read more »

The Flu & The Flu Vaccine…

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Offered by Janine Lechleitner, CPNP – Premier Pediatrics “The flu shot gives me the flu.” If I had a penny for every time someone told me that I would be rich! Is this statement true? NO! There are several types of vaccines including live, inactivated, toxoid, subunit, and conjugate. Flu shots are inactivated vaccines, meaning… Read more »