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 »

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 »