How to Avoid Dangerous Sunscreens for Your Child

SPF 100+. That has to be good, right? Not necessarily. Only 25% of the sunscreens on the market actually work to protect your skin, and even fewer are entirely safe. Recent studies show that many of the chemicals commonly found in sunscreen may be detrimental to your child’s health. So what should you look for? […]

Lone Tree Pediatricians: On Post-vaccination Fever in Young Children

With some groups arguing against the safety of vaccines, parents continue to have misgivings about vaccination, and having their children contract a fever soon after a routine immunization doesn’t help soothe that fear. Recent research has found that such fevers are normal when certain vaccines—for instance, those for flu and pneumonia—are administered together.

Lone Tree Pediatrician: AAP Suggests Limiting Antibiotic Use for Kids

In a report released in the December print edition of the medical journal Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that pediatricians should be more careful about prescribing antibiotics to children suffering from infections. The Coloradoan recently published a news article on the report and its recommendations. The AAP report noted that some doctors […]

“Monitor Kids’ Media Consumption,” Says a Pediatrician in Lone Tree

Many parents have raised concerns about the oversaturation of media and its effects on children and adolescents. An article published by Medical Daily, dated November 11, 2013, explores the issue in greater depth: “In an acknowledgment of media’s increasing influence over the development of children, the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends doctors inquire about […]

Pediatrics in Lone Tree, Colorado & the Fight to End Childhood Obesity

An article published on the CBS News website examines the declining physical fitness of children: “Researchers analyzed 50 fitness studies that were conducted between 1964 and 2010, and found today’s kids run slower and have less endurance than their past counterparts. They note kids can be fit in plenty of ways like if they’re flexible […]