How Vaccines Work

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Offered by: Richard W. Martin, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. The immune system is designed to recognize pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi that do not belong in the body. Specialized immune cells present antigens (distinctive molecules from these pathogens) to B cells and helper T cells to create antibodies against the pathogen and,… Read more »

Good Handwashing

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Offered by: Kelly Fausey, CPNP. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Hand washing is one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of illnesses and keep your family healthy. Here are several simple steps to remember. Wet your hands with warm water, lather with soap, scrub your hands, rinse with warm water and dry your hands…. Read more »

Bronchiolitis: More than Just a Cold

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Offered by: Dawn M. Dycus, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. During the winter and early spring, many infants and toddlers will develop an illness known as bronchiolitis. Bronchiolitis is a respiratory infection that develops in the smaller airways of the lung. This is different than bronchitis, which is an infection of the larger more central… Read more »

Protect Your Child From Measles

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Offered by: Mackenzie Reshew, CPNP – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Recently, you may have seen news articles reporting increased cases and outbreaks of measles in the United States. Many parents may wonder what measles is and what can be done to protect their child from measles. Measles is a highly contagious viral illness, and infection typically… Read more »

Winter Respiratory Viruses

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Offered by: Richard W. Martin, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Cold weather means busy pediatricians’ offices and a lot of absences from school. We’re not sure why some viruses thrive and multiply better in cold weather, but it may be because people are spending more time crowded indoors, and because some viruses spread better when… Read more »

Winter Respiratory Viruses – A Preview

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Offered by: Richard W. Martin, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Cold weather means busy pediatricians’ offices and a lot of absences from school. We’re not sure why some viruses thrive and multiply better in cold weather, but it may be because people are spending more time crowded indoors, and because some viruses spread better when… Read more »

Vaping-Related Lung Illness

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Offered by: Joel Hartl, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. It’s becoming increasingly evident that vaping can cause lifelong harm to your child. Every day, there are more and more cases of vaping-related lung disease. We are unsure what is causing it, but it is leaving a wake of devastated lungs. Children with vaping-related lung disease… Read more »

Time To Get Your Influenza Vaccination

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Offered by: Kelly Fausey, C.P.N.P. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. October is a great time of year to think about contacting your physician’s office for your family’s annual influenza vaccination. The flu season is fast approaching with children back in school and cooler temperatures. Influenza is a respiratory illness that targets the nose, throat and lungs… Read more »

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 »

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 »