Speech and Language Development

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Offered by Janine Lechleitner, CPNP – Premier Pediatrics One of the most common concerns presented to a pediatric provider is that of speech and language development. So how can a parent know if their child might be delayed? Following are some basic speech milestones according to age: Birth-3 Months: cooing, has different cries for different… Read more »

RSV… YES it’s THAT Time of Year, AGAIN

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Offered by: Ellen McCormick,MD – Premier Pediatrics Just as influenza season returns every fall, other cold viruses also follow this seasonal pattern of attack. Trying to identify the virus causing a cold is possible but rarely helpful because we have so few options for specific treatment of viruses. Yes, you got it: “There is no… Read more »

The Flu & The Flu Vaccine…

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Offered by Janine Lechleitner, CPNP – Premier Pediatrics “The flu shot gives me the flu.” If I had a penny for every time someone told me that I would be rich! Is this statement true? NO! There are several types of vaccines including live, inactivated, toxoid, subunit, and conjugate. Flu shots are inactivated vaccines, meaning… Read more »

Premier Pediatrics Welcomes Dr. Jamie Campbell

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Offered by Premier Pediatrics Premier Pediatrics is excited to introduce our newest stellar physician, Dr. Jamie Campbell. Dr. Campbell and her family recently relocated to the wonderful state of Colorado. After growing up in Pennsylvania, she received her medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed her residency training at the University… Read more »

What’s Up with the Sun?

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Offered by Premier Pediatrics Some exposure to the sun is good for everyone. The sun helps our bodies in terms of vitamin D (bone health) and serotonin (moods). Too much of a good thing can be bad. Excessive skin exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun leads to skin and eye damage, skin cancer,… Read more »

Firework Safety

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Offered by Premier Pediatrics Events like the 4th of July and other holiday celebrations are fun memories waiting to be made. In order to keep these events fun for the whole family, it is important to know all the important tips for firework safety. First and foremost, fireworks that explode or leave the ground are… 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 »

Taking Mental Health Seriously

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Offered by Joseph M Smith, MD – Premier Pediatrics At least 1 in 5 children have a diagnosable mental health condition. When these conditions are left unaddressed, this can lead to a decrease in quality of life or worse. Rates of depression and anxiety in children and adolescents continue to rise. Suicide continues to be… Read more »

Winter’s Silent Threat – Carbon Monoxide

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Offered by Kristine Waters Ray, MD, Premier Pediatrics With winter and cooler temperatures still in full swing, many of us are using space heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves for warmth. While these can make our house cozy, they do come with increased risk of exposure to Carbon Monoxide, which is a harmful gas that can… Read more »