Keeping Children Safe Around Water

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Offered by: Michele Tuepker, MD – Premier Pediatrics With warmer days approaching, families will be spending more time around water. Drowning and near-drowning are leading causes of injury-related death and emergency room visits, with risks highest in children under the age of 4 and adolescent males. In children under the age of 4, unsupervised, unexpected… Read more »

Preventing the Spread of Respiratory Illness

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Offered by: Joseph Smith, MD – Premier Pediatrics The 2019-2020 respiratory season has been a heavy season for respiratory illness. Influenza cases were the highest in 10 years and influenza continues in the community. RSV, human metapneumovirus, adenovirus, rhinovirus, and parainfluenza have also made a strong showing this year. And now COVID-19 has made its… Read more »

Preventing the Spread of Germs

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Offered by: Janine Lechleitner, CPNP. – Premier Pediatrics I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring and healthy kids again! Unfortunately however, according to the Children’s Hospital Colorado Bug Watch we are still seeing high volumes of influenza A, Influenza B, and RSV. In an effort to make it through the remaining… Read more »

To Pet or Not To Pet: Teaching Dog Safety

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Offered by: Jamie Campbell, M.D. – Premier Pediatrics With ever growing popularity of “dog-friendly” venues, it is no surprise that Colorado ranks among the nation’s top “dog-friendly” states. Be it your family pet, service dog on a shopping trip, or Fido passing by for a walk on the trail – chances are that your children… Read more »

Traveling By Plane This Holiday

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Offered by: Caroline Albert-Martin, MD – Premier Pediatrics The snow is falling, houses are decorated with lights, and holiday tunes have taken over the radio. Holiday season is here! This is a special time of the year to celebrate holiday traditions with your children, which often involves traveling to visit relatives. Airplane travel with young… Read more »

Cough Cough… Could Be Croup!

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Offered by: Michele Tuepker, M.D. – Premier Pediatrics With respiratory season quickly approaching, now is a great time to share some information about croup. In its most basic form, croup is an infection of the upper airway that causes swelling of the vocal cords, windpipe, and bronchi as they enter the lungs. This infection causes… Read more »

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 »