SIDS Prevention through safe sleeping

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Offered by: Premier Pediatrics, Joseph M Smith MD Safe Sleeping is important for prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). Safe sleeping involves positioning infants on their backs for sleep andsleeping in their own sleep space with no other people. A crib, bassinet, or portable play yard with a… Read more »

Road Trip Safety

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Offered by: Ellen McCormick,MD – Premier Pediatrics At any age a road trip with friends is one of modern life’s great pleasures, and for the young, one of the exciting steps to maturity, independence, and self-reliance. We Americans love books and movies about road trips and at some time most of us will be included… Read more »

Lazy versus Demoralized

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Offered by: Janine Lechleitner, CPNP Do you ever feel like your child is lazy, unmotivated? You are not alone. In reality, most children aren’t lazy, they’re demoralized. Those labeled as lazy are more likely discouraged, anxious, or angry which may present in the form of defiance, rebellion, and lack of motivation. Despite extraordinary effort, they’re… Read more »

Screen Time During the Pandemic

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Offered by: Premier Pediatrics Caroline Albert-Martin MD Many parents are wondering how to safely manage screen time and media usage for their children duringthese unprecedented times. While using screens has become more necessary for remote learning and connecting with family members, here are some general tips to keep your kids safe and healthy. Children younger… Read more »

COVID-19 vaccination (ages 5-11)

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Offered by: Premier Pediatrics Joseph Smith M.D. Premier Pediatrics has started COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children ages 5-11. Here are some observations about COVID-19 and vaccination in children in this age group: Over 1.9 million children ages 5-11 have been infected with COVID-19 resulting in over 8,300 hospitalizations Of these, nearly 2400 children have had… Read more »

Ready for a Night Out?

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Offered by: Ellen McCormick MD – Premier Pediatrics As we greet the upcoming school year, and vaccines return us to “life as usual”, we resume so many forgotten activities. “Going out” for the evening, the privilege of parents nurturing each other and the foundations of their marriage, YES, it’s BACK!! you both got your vaccines,… Read more »

On Face Mask Use

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Offered by: Ellen McCormick. MD More than a year into the Covid 19 Pandemic most families have transitioned to the public health need for mask use by both parents and children when in public places. This doesn’t mean that this action is ever convenient. And it is human nature to rebel against inconvenience, I sometimes… Read more »

Time to Address the Quarantine 15

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Offered by: Joseph M Smith, MD Weight gain in children has been a concern during the current pandemic. Many have experienced the “Quarantine 15” with an increase of 15 or more pounds often noted over a short amount of time. Contributing factors include remote learning, stress eating, and loss of opportunity to be physically active… Read more »

Ten Facts About the Flu Vaccine

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Offered by: Carrie Albert-Martin MD With the first cases of the flu (influenza) virus being reported in Colorado this season, it’s more important than ever to get the vaccine for you and your children. Read on for some quick facts about the vaccine. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of 6… Read more »