1. Influenza

    Yes, it’s that time of year: time to get vaccinated for influenza. Influenza has been reported north of Denver this week. It is hard to predict at this time if we will have an early start to this year’s influenza season. Influenza cases typically increase in January, but can be as early as Novem…Read More

  2. Ten Tips for Picky Eaters

    Every parent has wrung their hands with worry about their child’s eating habits. Too much. Too little. No veggies. No variety. We’ve all been there. Fortunately, for almost all of these picky eaters, they grow just fine when we look at their growth charts at their office visits. Still, we’d …Read More

  3. Ear Infections

    As a pediatrician in Northern Colorado, one condition I diagnose and treat every day is otitis media — the medical name for an ear infection.  I am not alone, concern for an ear infection is the leading reason children visit the doctor.  By age 3, 80% of children will have had at least one ear i…Read More

  4. Plague

    When you hear “Ring Around the Rosie,” what do you think of? Yersinia pestis is its scientific name.  This infectious bacteria is better known as “the plague.”  It wiped out a third of Europe’s population in the 1300s after spreading from Asia along trading routes.  There, the plague w…Read More

  5. Recent Breastfeeding Study

    The LA Times, BBC, NPR and other news outlets highlighted a recent study on breast feeding that suggests minimal behavioral or intelligence benefit for breast fed infants when assessed at age 5 years. This study stands in contrast to several others over the years that did show large differences in t…Read More

  6. Update on Sickle Cell Anemia

    Dr. Hobaugh’s Health Headlines: A Cure for Sickle Cell Anemia? Over the last 70 years, the medical advances made possible by improvements in materials science, molecular biology and manufacturing have revolutionized healthcare for both patients and physicians. Antibiotics, mechanical ventilation, …Read More

  7. Dr. Hobaugh’s Health Headlines

    New Research Links Asthma to Changes in Gut Microbiome Asthma is one of the illnesses we frequently treat at Pediatric Associates of Northern Colorado. Over the last 40 years, the incidence of asthma has dramatically increased for unclear reasons. Now, new evidence has been published showing clear l…Read More

  8. Influenza Update

      Our strangely balmy mid-February days might suggest that winter is almost over, but the viruses didn’t get the memo.  We are seeing high levels of influenza infection at Pediatric Associates of Northern Colorado and this seems to be a nationwide trend.  The CDC’s most recent update on…Read More

  9. Belladonna in homeopathic teething tablets

    Teething aches and it can keep aching for a long time for the little ones in our lives.  As kids and as parents we can all testify to that.  So, it is understandable that we want to intervene to help out our cute little tykes.  One set of products out there for this purpose are teething biscuits.…Read More