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 »

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 »