Time To Dust Off The Backpacks

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Offered by: Mackenzie Seibert, CPNP – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Unfortunately, like all good things, summer must come to an end. It is time to prepare our students to head back to school. One way to prepare your student for another year in the classroom is by establishing a daily routine. This routine should include a… Read more »

Move Over Anxiety, I’ve Got Places To Go

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Offered by: Janine Lechleitner, CPNP – Premier Pediatrics “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… Get on your way!” Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! The first day of school can be an exciting time for children. Those who struggle with anxiety, however, often dread the day…. Read more »

Sports Fun In The Sun

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Offered by: Dawn Dycus, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics, PC Summertime means warm weather, and time to head outdoors! Many kids will spend time outside playing sports, either informally with friends or in a more organized team sports setting. Some helpful advice to keep kids healthy and safe while outside playing sports: Playing sports outdoors in… Read more »

Sunscreen Tips This Summer

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Offered by: Carrie Albert-Martin M.D. – Premier Pediatrics A quick refresher on sun safety and sunscreen use for the summer: Keep babies who are under 6 months old out of direct sunlight, as sunscreen is not generally recommended at this age. Use an umbrella or stroller canopy. Lightweight clothing that covers the arms and legs,… Read more »

Unintentional Drowning in Children

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Offered by: Janine Lechleitner, CPNP – Premier Pediatrics “Eat, sleep, swim, repeat.” “Life is cool by the pool.” “So much water, such little time.” However you say it, summer means water fun! But that fun can turn to tragedy in a matter of seconds. According to the Center for Disease Control, there are approximately 10… Read more »

Drowning Prevention for Your Children

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Offered by: Joel Hartl, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of unintentional injury in children and has devastating consequences. It usually results in death or permanent brain injury. The single biggest thing that parents can do to prevent drowning is to never leave a child unattended around any body of water…. Read more »

To DEET Or Not To DEET, That Is The Question…

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Offered by: Janine Lechleitner, CPNP – Premier Pediatrics “I want to protect my child from mosquito bites, but I’m worried about health problems that DEET may cause.” According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, no evidence has been found that DEET causes cancer in animals or humans. DEET is classified by the US Environmental Protection… Read more »

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 »