Pushing Past Obstacles to Physical Activity

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Offered by Dawn Dycus, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics Despite the benefits of regular physical activity, many families have excuses for why they aren’t more active. Benefits of physical activity include spending time with friends and family, maintaining a healthy weight, improving body image, increasing energy levels, decreasing stress, and just plain having fun! Some excuses… Read more »

Premier Pediatrics Welcomes Dr. Jamie Campbell

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Offered by Premier Pediatrics Premier Pediatrics is excited to introduce our newest stellar physician, Dr. Jamie Campbell. Dr. Campbell and her family recently relocated to the wonderful state of Colorado. After growing up in Pennsylvania, she received her medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed her residency training at the University… Read more »

Have Fun In The Sun

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Offered by Mackenzie Seibert, CPNP – Brighton Pediatrics Now that the kids are out of school and the beautiful Colorado sun is out, many kids are spending much more time outdoors in the sun. It is important to remember that the UV rays from the sun can cause painful sunburns, early wrinkling of the skin… Read more »

Firework Safety

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Offered by Premier Pediatrics Events like the 4th of July and other holiday celebrations are fun memories waiting to be made. In order to keep these events fun for the whole family, it is important to know all the important tips for firework safety. First and foremost, fireworks that explode or leave the ground are… Read more »

Gun Safety

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Offered by: Joel Hartl, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Recent events have brought gun violence back into the national spotlight. Guns are a topic fraught with passion for almost everyone. There are a few common things that we can all agree on. Firearms are dangerous. Not only that, but guns are especially dangerous to children…. Read more »

Springtime And Allergies

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Offered by: Kelly Fausey, CPNP – Brighton Pediatrics March is entering springtime in Colorado which can be a mix of snow or early blooming pollens. Towards the end of cold and flu season many children experience allergy symptoms due to the exposure to the blooming pollens. Many parents question the difference between a regular cold… Read more »

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 »

Fevers- When Should I Worry?

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Offered by: Brittany LaVoy, MD., Brighton Pediatrics During this time of year coughs, colds and fever seem to be everywhere. Fevers are extremely common in children. They are a normal part of the body’s immune system responding to a viral or bacterial infection in most cases. It is also very common to have fevers following… 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 »