Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

Month February 2014
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Caring for Kids with Jaundice

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Jaundice, or yellowing of a newborn’s skin, is a common occurrence in the newborn period but is one of those first health concerns that parents worry about.  Neonatal jaundice is the build-up of bilirubin in the body.  Bilirubin is a toxin that is filtered out by the liver, the main filter of the body that … continue reading

Caring for Kids with Fever

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Nothing induces more anxiety and fear in a parent than their child running a temperature.  I am no exception.  I remember in my second year of pediatric residency, my precious 13-month-old son started running a 104.8 fever at 10 o’clock at night (as usual, these things always happen late).  He had no other symptoms except … continue reading

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