Colorado Health & Wellness magazine

Helping Kids Grow Up | How to Break Free from Helicopter Parenting

by Sarah Protzman Howlett

While few parents aspire to label their parenting style, Denver pediatrician Dr. Debra Berry says she gets more questions about the “right” way to raise kids than she used to.

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Dr. Shay Bess, DISC, Denver Spine Surgery

Scoliosis Surgery: When the Timing is Right

by Jeannette Moninger

Amy and Andy Leong, of Colorado Springs, didn’t plan to adopt two children from China with severe scoliosis, or curvature of the spine. “When we adopted 19-month-old Moriah in 2008, we knew she had some medical issues, but scoliosis wasn’t mentioned in her files,” says Amy.

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ER or Urgent Care?

What’s the difference between urgent care and the emergency room?

by Dr. Mark Montano

Emergency rooms are designed to treat patients with critical conditions and life-threatening injuries. They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Urgent care clinics are designed for patients whose illnesses or injuries don’t present as life-threatening, but who feel they cannot wait until...

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Colorado Health & Wellness magazine, Ask The Dr

Ask The Urologist

by Dr. Richard Heppe

How successful is a vasectomy reversal?

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Colorado Health & Wellness magazine, Ask The Dr

I think my child may have ADHD. How do I find out for sure?

by Dr. Nicholas Kyriazi

A child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) if there is an issue with a lack of attention, hyperactivity and/or impulse control. A child can have any combination of one, two or three of these problems to have ADHD; however, a lack of attention is central to having ADHD.

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Colorado Health & Wellness magazine, Ask The Dr

When can I give my child peanut butter? What are signs of an allergic reaction?

by Dr. Nick Krebs

The answer to this question has been debated for the last several decades, and for good reason! By the turn of the millennium, anaphylaxis from peanuts became the number one cause of allergy-related death among children in the United States.

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Colorado Health & Wellness magazine, Ask The Dr

Is it true that boys are usually toilet-trained later than girls?

by Dr. David Higgins

Before becoming a parent I did not understand the degree of frustration, anxiety and eventual jubilation that accompany toilet-training. Adding to the stress of this rite of passage are the myriad of opinions on when and how to attempt this feat.

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Too Much Tech How You and Your Kids Can Take a Digital Detox

Too Much Tech

by Courtney Messenbaugh

How You and Your Kids Can Take a Digital Detox

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Teen Sleep Deprivation

Teen Sleep Deprivation on the Rise

by Kris Scott

The American Academy of Pediatrics has called the problem of sleep-deprived teens a public health epidemic.

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Darcy Piceu, Frank Shorter, Clare Gallagher

Run for Decades

by Morgan Tilton

Three professional runners share advice on training, motivation and minimizing injuries

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