Winter Car Seat Safety

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Offered by Dawn M. Dycus, M.D., – Brighton Pediatrics Winter is here, bringing with it freezing temperatures and snowy weather. This means bundling up against the cold weather outside. However, those bulky winter coats and snowsuits do not fit close enough to the body underneath the straps of a car seat. In a car crash,… 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 »

Concussions

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Offered by Brittany LaVoy, MD, FAAP – Brighton Pediatrics The importance of recognizing symptoms of a concussion has been widely discussed in recent years. It is now known that individuals who have a significant number of concussions in their lifetime are at higher risk for long term damage to the brain. So what are the… Read more »

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 »

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 »

All About Vitamins

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Offered by: Richard W. Martin, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Vitamins are organic compounds needed in small amounts for essential biochemical processes. A healthy, balanced diet will usually provide all the vitamins that a child needs, but there are situations where extra vitamins are needed. Vitamin K is essential for natural clotting factors in the… 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 »

Chores And Responsibility

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Offered by Michele Tuepker, M.D. – Premier Pediatrics An important part of childhood development is learning how to manage responsibility. A great way to accomplish this is through age appropriate chores. Younger children may need more direction than older children, but there are many things that 2 year olds can do successfully. It is important… 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 »