Lone Tree Pediatrician: How to Prepare Your Child for a Medical Visit

When informed that they are going to the doctor, some children would instantly become worried and apprehensive about the visit. Regardless of the reason they’re going to see their primary Lone Tree pediatrician—a sickness, a special problem, or just a routine exam—some kids are prone to fears and anxieties. The bad news is that these […]

The Year’s Most Interesting Pediatric Research – Autism

The top story for pediatric research in 2014 relates to Autism Spectrum Disorders, or ASD‘s. This has long been a hotbed of interest for pediatricians, especially with current estimates at 1 in 68 children with a diagnosis of ASD. This is up from just 2 years ago when the estimate was 1 in 88 children. […]

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 […]

3 Big Soda Makers Are Working Together to Fight Obesity

The 3 big soda makers are working together to fight obesity. Coca-Cola, Pepsi Co. and Dr. Pepper/Snapple have pledged to cut calorie consumption from sodas by 20% by 2025.  They are planning on doing this by promoting bottled water and diet drinks, and by decreasing portion size. Soda consumption peaked in the US in 1998 […]

Help from Your Lone Tree Pediatrician: Common Questions about Asthma

Millions of Americans suffer from asthma, a chronic medical condition that commonly occurs during early childhood or mid-adulthood. Children who have asthma often develop their first symptoms before they reach the age of 5. As with many medical conditions, genetics and environmental exposure play a role in the development of asthma.

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 […]

Important Childhood Vaccines Administered by a Lone Tree Pediatrician

As the esteemed Benjamin Franklin once said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. This iconic quote from one of the Founding Fathers can easily be applied to the concept of childhood vaccination. Vaccination is an important step towards preventing your child from contracting dangerous diseases. Vaccines also help prevent the spread […]