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5 ways to take the bite out of summer

Bug Photo with Girl

The summer always brings the buzzing, biting, stinging creatures that wreak havoc on evening outings and picnics.  In Montana, the mosquito is not the state “bird” as it is in Minnesota, but they can still put a damper on any boating or camping trip.  The perfectly placed mosquito bite can create quite a localized reaction … continue reading

Melanoma on the rise in young people

Mother Applying Suntan Lotion on Son

Why is a pediatrician talking about melanoma?  Isn’t skin cancer an old people thing?  Unfortunately, that is not the case. Children can get melanoma and most of the sun damage leading to melanoma happens as teens and young adults.  A recent report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology showed that melanoma is up 250% … continue reading

32 dietitian approved foods for summer

Healthy Kids

It’s summer! We all know what that means: the days are longer, the weather’s beautiful, and the kids are out of school ready to play! Long days may have you reaching for the closest thing on the shelf when the kiddos come running at snack time. Plus, busy schedules and active kids often leave us … continue reading

5 rashes and what to do about them

Rash Photo

Itchy, scratchy, weepy and red.  What to do with rashes?   Few things make parents as anxious. Which do you treat at home and when should you seek medical care?  As with all things, if your child looks ill or you are worried you seek care. Here’s the lay of the rash land: 1) See a … continue reading

Parents, you’re in charge!

Manske Junk Food

Did you know that half of overweight kids will become overweight adults? In your busy life, take time to take charge of healthy meal and activity choices for your family. The future health of our children is up to us. Parents should be in charge of: food in the home when and where kids go … continue reading

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