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 »

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 »