This Thanksgiving I’m Thankful for the Covid and Flu Vaccines

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Offered by: Abby Hughes, M.D. F.A.A.P. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Brighton Pediatrics recommends your child be vaccinated with both the Covid and flu vaccines! The Covid vaccine is the best way to protect your child from Covid-19, including the Delta strain. It’s also the best way to facilitate your child participating in extracurriculars and favorite… Read more »

Preparing for School and Sports

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Offered by: Mackenzie Reshew, CPNP- Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. This coming school year many children and teens are excited for a return to in-person learning and playing their favorite sports. Many schools and sports teams require an up-to-date physical or annual wellness exam. Wellness exams include routine vaccines, continued growth monitoring, evaluation for participation in sports… Read more »

Baby-Proofing Your Home

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Offered by: Richard W. Martin, M.D.- Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Many dangerous accidents can be avoided by “baby-proofing” your home. Drowning is the most common cause of accidental death of children in the United States. Pool safety was discussed in the June issue of The Brighton Buzz. For the safety of infants and toddlers, buckets should… Read more »

Tips for Hiking with Kids This Summer

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Offered by: Abby Hughes, M.D.- Brighton Pediatrics, PC Early summer is the perfect time to hike as a family! Hiking with children can involve some flexibility and patience. However, if you keep in mind that “the journey is the destination,” it can be fun for kids to explore and learn about nature along the way…. Read more »

Spring Into Maintaining a Healthy Weight

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Offered by: Kelly Fausey, CPNP- Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. As nice weather is approaching and we are starting to prepare for the upcoming summer months, many families are thinking about getting a healthier lifestyle.  is is especially important for the pediatric population due the rapid rise of obesity in children. By maintaining a healthy weight… Read more »

On Face Mask Use

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Offered by: Ellen McCormick. MD More than a year into the Covid 19 Pandemic most families have transitioned to the public health need for mask use by both parents and children when in public places. This doesn’t mean that this action is ever convenient. And it is human nature to rebel against inconvenience, I sometimes… Read more »

Mental Health During a Pandemic

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Offered by: Mackenzie Reshew, CPNP~ Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes for everyone, including kids and teens. Stay at home orders, quarantine, wearing a mask, online schooling, limitations or cancellation of sports and social events and a new illness that is likely affecting people you know or love. Each of these… Read more »

Time to Address the Quarantine 15

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Offered by: Joseph M Smith, MD Weight gain in children has been a concern during the current pandemic. Many have experienced the “Quarantine 15” with an increase of 15 or more pounds often noted over a short amount of time. Contributing factors include remote learning, stress eating, and loss of opportunity to be physically active… Read more »

Coronavirus Vaccines

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Offered by: Richard W. Martin, M.D.- Brighton Pediatrics, PC The new Covid-19 vaccines provide a ray of hope that an end to the Covid-19 pandemic, though not around the corner, is at least within the foreseeable future. As of the time of this writing, hospitals are eagerly awaiting their first shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech and… Read more »

Ten Facts About the Flu Vaccine

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Offered by: Carrie Albert-Martin MD With the first cases of the flu (influenza) virus being reported in Colorado this season, it’s more important than ever to get the vaccine for you and your children. Read on for some quick facts about the vaccine. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of 6… Read more »