Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

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7 things to know when choosing safe holiday gifts for kids

Kid with Present

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

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

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

Walk-in Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics

Flu Vax

Billings Clinic Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics Pediatric (Children >6 months of age) 9 a.m.-Noon Saturdays October 11, November 8, December 6 Billings Clinic Pediatric Center West and Downtown (hospital side) Adult 9 a.m.-Noon Saturday, October 11 Billings Clinic Downtown in the Allergy Department (Enter through the Commons) We will bill insurance for flu shots. Our … 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

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