Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

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7 things to know when choosing safe holiday gifts for kids

The holidays should be a time for children’s imaginations to run wild and for them to experience the joy of receiving new toys. That’s why we encourage you to read through this information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) before you finalize your child’s letter to Santa. In 2009, an estimated 250,100 children under … continue reading

Keeping those Ghouls Safe on Halloween

October is such a great month full of spooky fun, harvest parties, corn mazes and candied apples.  So as not to put a damper on your Halloween night, here’s some tips adopted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep safety at the forefront of your family’s festivities: S: Swords, staffs, wands and … continue reading

5 ways to take the bite out of summer

The summer always brings the buzzing, biting, stinging creatures that wreak havoc on evening outings and picnics.  In Montana, the mosquito is not the state “bird” as it is in Minnesota, but they can still put a damper on any boating or camping trip.  The perfectly placed mosquito bite can create quite a localized reaction … continue reading

4 things your tween needs to know about puberty but is too afraid to ask

Girls tend to hold the spotlight on adolescent hormonal angst, but sometimes boys go through the pubertal stage just as dramatically.  For many boys, puberty occurs rather suddenly and when changes do occur, they seem to happen all at once. In some instances, a boy will come back from summer break 6 inches taller and … continue reading

32 dietitian approved foods for summer

It’s summer! We all know what that means: the days are longer, the weather’s beautiful, and the kids are out of school ready to play! Long days may have you reaching for the closest thing on the shelf when the kiddos come running at snack time. Plus, busy schedules and active kids often leave us … continue reading

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