Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

Author Kathryn Lysinger, MD
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Why do I have to leave the room?

Female Consultant Examining Teenage Patient In Hospital

If you are a parent of teens or soon to be teens you are probably prepared for many growing older ”rites of passage.” For example, the first day of high school, first date and first driver’s license; but you are often not prepared for another big event… the first time you are asked to leave … 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

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

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

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