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 »

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 »

Welcome Mackenzie Siebert, CPNP!

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Offered by Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Brighton Pediatrics wants to welcome Mackenzie Siebert, CPNP! Mackenzie is our newest addition, and joined our office at the end of November. Mackenzie grew up in California, and received her undergraduate degree from University of California Santa Barbara, earning a BS in Biology. From there, Mackenzie went to study at… Read more »

Tics

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Offered by Joel Hartl M.D., Brighton Pediatrics Tics are surprisingly common, occurring in up to 24% of first and second graders. Tics are repetitive, rapid involuntary movements or vocalizations that are usually fairly easy to distinguish from other types of movement disorders. The most common tics are eye blinking, neck twisting, shoulder shrugging, grimacing, coughing,… Read more »

Newborn and Infant Sleep

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Offered by Joel Hartl M.D., Brighton Pediatrics Everyone has struggled with sleep at some point in their lives, especially new parents. Knowing what to expect from your newborn and infant is important for your sleep and your sanity. Brand new babies sleep up to 18 hours a day spaced in 2-3 hour chunks between feedings…. Read more »