SIDS Prevention through safe sleeping

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Offered by: Premier Pediatrics, Joseph M Smith MD Safe Sleeping is important for prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). Safe sleeping involves positioning infants on their backs for sleep andsleeping in their own sleep space with no other people. A crib, bassinet, or portable play yard with a… Read more »

COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Update

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Offered by: Rachael Janoso, MD- Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Covid-19 Vaccines and BoostersNow that summer is officially underway, it is time to get your children in for their annual physicals and overdue vaccinations, including the Covid-19 vaccine. The CDC recommends that everyone 5 years and older be vaccinated against Covid-19. The vaccine series for infants and… Read more »

Milk and Your Child

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Offered by: Abby Hughes, M.D.- Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Infants: Before 12 months of age, your baby should be breastfeeding or drinking iron-fortified infant formula. This is because cow’s milk does not provide enough of certain appropriate nutrients. Children: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children consume no more than 2-3 cups of milk per… Read more »

Spring has Sprung at Brighton Pediatrics

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Offered by: Mackenzie Reshew, CPNP- Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Springtime brings beautiful blooming flowers, green leafy trees and with that comes allergy season. Seasonal allergies are often seen in the springtime due to the increase of pollen and time spent outdoors. Seasonal allergies can cause symptoms that are similar to cold symptoms, including congestion, runny nose,… Read more »

Richard W. Martin, MD is Retiring

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Offered by: Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Brighton Pediatrics would like to congratulate Dr. Martin on his retirement this spring. Dr. Richard Martin has been with Brighton Pediatrics and an active member of the medical staff of Platte Valley Medical Center for over 24 years. Dr. Martin grew up in Oak Park, Illinois and was valedictorian of… Read more »

Lazy versus Demoralized

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Offered by: Janine Lechleitner, CPNP Do you ever feel like your child is lazy, unmotivated? You are not alone. In reality, most children aren’t lazy, they’re demoralized. Those labeled as lazy are more likely discouraged, anxious, or angry which may present in the form of defiance, rebellion, and lack of motivation. Despite extraordinary effort, they’re… Read more »

Stephen F. Cardos, M.D – Celebrating His Retirement

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Offered by: Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. After more than 46 years of dedicated service to the Brighton Community, Pediatrician Dr. Stephen Cardos is retiring. Brighton City Council proclaimed Jan 18th, 2022 as Dr. Stephen Cardos Day, in honor of his service, to the residents of Brighton. Being originally from New York, where he earned his medical… Read more »

Screen Time During the Pandemic

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Offered by: Premier Pediatrics Caroline Albert-Martin MD Many parents are wondering how to safely manage screen time and media usage for their children duringthese unprecedented times. While using screens has become more necessary for remote learning and connecting with family members, here are some general tips to keep your kids safe and healthy. Children younger… Read more »

Celiac Disease

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Offered by: Richard W. Martin, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Imagine being the only child at a birthday party who can’t have a piece of cake. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease triggered by the ingestion of gluten in genetically susceptible children. Gluten is a complex protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. For a… Read more »