Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

Author Kathryn Lysinger, MD
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The 5210 Formula

5210 photo blog

Nope, it’s not a zip code. 5210 is a basic formula to help kids achieve and maintain a healthy weight.  This is a great guide for healthy living but is most effective if the whole family makes an effort to commit to healthy changes.  No fair pushing apples on the kids while you eat Twinkies! … continue reading

Vaccine for tweens helps prevent cancer

HPV teen group

The American Academy of Pediatrics immunizations sub-committee has made increasing the number of teenagers who receive immunizations a top priority for 2015. Their particular focus is on the HPV vaccine, which is an incredible innovation in the prevention of cervical cancer. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has many strains and most are easily cleared by … continue reading

5 illnesses children are immunized for by age 2

For Vaccine 2

In a previous blog, I covered immunizations for children younger than one year old and the diseases they prevent. Now we will talk about the second year of life.  First we booster some previously given vaccines (click here for previous blog) including pneumococcal 13 (bacteria causing pneumonia, and meningitis) haemopholius influenza type B (meningitis), and … continue reading

Back to School to-do list for kids with asthma

b2s Asthma

Did you know that asthma attacks spike in the month of September? There are lots of reasons for this including fall allergies, viral exposure when kids go back to school and late season forest fires.  In addition, many children are able to stop their controller medication (that everyday inhaled steroid) in the summer because of … continue reading

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