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 »

Sleep Concerns in Childhood

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Offered by Debra Campbell, D.O., Premier Pediatrics Sleep issues are a common complaint with children. The main concern is usually the time it takes to fall asleep. Most sleep initiation issues are resolved with good sleep hygiene. It is important to keep kids on a good schedule, having a set bedtime that does not vary… Read more »

The Gift of Memories

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Offered by Janine Lechleitner, CPNP, Premier Pediatrics Family, mistletoe, peppermint cookies, giving back… Just a few of my childhood Christmas memories. Sadly, Christmas has become more about “stuff” and less about the true meaning of Christmas and family. How can you make this Christmas one that your children will remember forever? Instead of showering your… Read more »

Make Halloween Night… A Safe One

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Offered by Michele Tuepker M.D., Premier Pediatrics It is that time of year again, with Halloween quickly approaching. Keeping a few things in mind can help ensure a safe night. Pick a well-fitting costume that is not too long or bulky. Bright and reflective costumes and trick-or-treat bags are a good idea, too. When picking… Read more »

Acne… Make it go away!

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Offered by Joseph M. Smith, M.D. at Premier Pediatrics Many teens and young adults suffer from acne. This is due to hormonal changes that increase oil production in the skin leading to blockage of hair follicles. In research studies, food has not been found to have a major influence on acne, although some individuals might… Read more »