Winter Woes Not Over—Fever, Your Child, and Your Lone Tree Pediatrician

It’s nearly February. The winter season will soon end. However, that doesn’t mean you can put your feet up—the weather is still very cold, which means that “sick season” is still in full force. Infections spread more quickly in the cold months because people congregate inside and germs are spread more easily. Now’s not the […]

Lone Tree Pediatrician: Tips to Keep Your Baby Healthy During Winter

The snowy season is in full swing, which means it’s the cold and flu season, too. The littlest Coloradoans could get sick easily amid the cold weather, and any bacterial or viral infection could manifest as a fever together with cough, colds, and overall discomfort.

Snacks: Helping or Hurting Your Child’s Diet?

The typical American diet is too high in calories and too low in vitamins and minerals. A University of Minnesota research team looked at 2-11 year old children’s diets focusing on between meal snacking. They founds that most kids are eating energy-rich (calorie-dense) foods that are low in nutrients, so their snacking is not contributing […]

Yet Still More Benefits of Breast Feeding

Most people have heard that “breast is best” when it comes to infant feeding. Two new studies published in the Journal of Pediatrics looked at whether the benefits of breast feeding extended beyond the introduction of solid foods. One study looked at over 1,000 6 year olds and compared rates of ear, throat and sinus […]

Is It a Concussion or Just a Bonk on the Head?

There is a lot of ongoing research about concussions. One of the confusing things about concussion is that there is not a strict definition currently used by physicians. In fact there are currently about 40 different definitions of concussion that have been devised by “expect panels.” Recently the Journal of Neurosurgery published the top 4 […]

Universal Lipid Screening. Is This Really for Kids?

Until about 2 years ago the general recommendation for pediatricians was to only check cholesterol (lipids) on certain patients, namely those with risk factors such as being overweight, or those with a positive family history of high cholesterol or early heart disease. Now that has changed! The new recommendation is to screen all children once […]

Lone Tree Pediatrician Helps to Gear Kids Up for Summer Camp

There are many reasons why kids in Lone Tree, Colorado look forward to summer. They get to go to local attractions, amusement parks, pools, mountains, and they get to attend summer camp where they meet new friends, learn new things, and have fun. However, camp life is not all roses as the environment can make […]

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? […]