Measles

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Offered by: Richard W. Martin, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics Measles is one of the most contagious of all infectious diseases. Measles begins with runny nose, cough, red eyes, and fever followed by a bumpy red rash that starts on the face and spreads to the trunk and arms and legs. The measles virus can remain… 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 »

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 »

Eczema And Winter Dry Skin

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Offered by: Brittany LaVoy, MD – Brighton Pediatrics Wintertime here in Colorado comes with cold and dry weather. This makes dry skin issues even more of a problem than at other times of the year. These concerns can vary from mild dry skin to severe eczema symptoms. Eczema tends to present in patches of skin… Read more »

Screen Time

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Offered by: Mackenzie Seibert, CPNP, – Brighton Pediatrics With the colder temperatures of winter, many kids and teens are spending more time indoors. This often leads to more time spent in front of the TV or other electronics. It is important for parents to monitor and limit the screen time that their kids have. Parents… Read more »

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 »