Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

Author Michelle Pierson, MD
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Viruses in the New Year’s air

Influenza

Every year we ring in the New Year with a myriad of seasonal viruses.  The ones we are seeing already in full force in the Pediatrics Department are influenza and croup.  This is the pediatricians’ busy time of year! Influenza As many of you may have heard, the most common circulating strain of influenza virus … continue reading

My Christmas tradition, simplicity

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I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas.  I love the meaning of this time of year, the special times with family and friends, and the memories and traditions that last forever.  But, the hustle and bustle and self-inflicted pressure to make the season bright often leaves me exhausted and downright irritated.  Unfortunately, the people at … continue reading

Keeping those Ghouls Safe on Halloween

Halloween

October is such a great month full of spooky fun, harvest parties, corn mazes and candied apples.  Now-a-days, kids plan their Halloween costumes well in advance of October 31st as plans for trick-or-treating and parties are much anticipated beginning in September.  Seeing as this year’s sugar-filled holiday lands on a Friday, I’m sure it will … continue reading

Wash hands to prevent spread of Enterovirus D68

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There have been recent calls from concerned parents hearing news that our community may be affected by the recent outbreak of Enterovirus D68.  This is a rare strain of a common summer virus that can result in more robust respiratory symptoms than other strains of enteroviruses.  In children with a history of asthma or reactive … continue reading

B2S Getting back in the routine

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August already!  Where did the summer go?  Of course all the back to school stuff has been in the stores, taunting us, for weeks now.  Soon the Halloween costumes will start coming out as well.  It’s as if time is in hyper-drive.  But, the kid’s “internal clock” has a way of knowing when it’s time … continue reading

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