Traveling By Plane This Holiday

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Offered by: Caroline Albert-Martin, MD – Premier Pediatrics The snow is falling, houses are decorated with lights, and holiday tunes have taken over the radio. Holiday season is here! This is a special time of the year to celebrate holiday traditions with your children, which often involves traveling to visit relatives. Airplane travel with young… Read more »

Cough Cough… Could Be Croup!

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Offered by: Michele Tuepker, M.D. – Premier Pediatrics With respiratory season quickly approaching, now is a great time to share some information about croup. In its most basic form, croup is an infection of the upper airway that causes swelling of the vocal cords, windpipe, and bronchi as they enter the lungs. This infection causes… Read more »

Move Over Anxiety, I’ve Got Places To Go

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Offered by: Janine Lechleitner, CPNP – Premier Pediatrics “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… Get on your way!” Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! The first day of school can be an exciting time for children. Those who struggle with anxiety, however, often dread the day…. Read more »

Sunscreen Tips This Summer

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Offered by: Carrie Albert-Martin M.D. – Premier Pediatrics A quick refresher on sun safety and sunscreen use for the summer: Keep babies who are under 6 months old out of direct sunlight, as sunscreen is not generally recommended at this age. Use an umbrella or stroller canopy. Lightweight clothing that covers the arms and legs,… Read more »

Unintentional Drowning in Children

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Offered by: Janine Lechleitner, CPNP – Premier Pediatrics “Eat, sleep, swim, repeat.” “Life is cool by the pool.” “So much water, such little time.” However you say it, summer means water fun! But that fun can turn to tragedy in a matter of seconds. According to the Center for Disease Control, there are approximately 10… Read more »

To DEET Or Not To DEET, That Is The Question…

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Offered by: Janine Lechleitner, CPNP – Premier Pediatrics “I want to protect my child from mosquito bites, but I’m worried about health problems that DEET may cause.” According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, no evidence has been found that DEET causes cancer in animals or humans. DEET is classified by the US Environmental Protection… Read more »

Energy Drinks and Teens

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Energy drinks are touted to increase energy, alertness, and physical performance. NCCIH reports that 1/3 of teens between 12-17 years drink energy drinks on a regular basis. There are 2 kinds of energy drinks with the main ingredient in both being caffeine. One type comes roughly in the size of a regular soda can (about… Read more »

Measles in Colorado

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Offered by: Dr. Michele Tuepker, MD – Premier Pediatrics In early January, a case of measles was diagnosed in northeast Denver and the individual was hospitalized. Early signs of measles include fever ≥ 101 F, cough, runny nose, and red, irritated eyes. The measles rash happens 2-4 days after the initial signs, and usually begins… Read more »

Car Seat Recommendations Get an Update

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Offered by: Dr. Jamie Campbell – Premier Pediatrics The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reported that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children over the age of 4 and are the 2nd leading cause of death for children ages 1-4. Studies repeatedly show that use of child safety seats/booster… Read more »