Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

Author Michelle Pierson, MD
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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

When they want a phone

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What do you do when your 10-year-old wants a smartphone and all you hear is, “But, all my friends have iPhones, mom, and I’m the ONLY one that doesn’t have one!”  We caved with my 13-year-old last summer because he was going into middle school and most certainly would have been a complete social reject … continue reading

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