Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

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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

Back to School to-do list for kids with asthma

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Did you know that asthma attacks spike in the month of September? There are lots of reasons for this including fall allergies, viral exposure when kids go back to school and late season forest fires.  In addition, many children are able to stop their controller medication (that everyday inhaled steroid) in the summer because of … continue reading

Summertime Safety

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It is starting to warm up outside and that means kids are ready to fill the sidewalks, backyards, pools, parks, and anywhere outside they can think to have fun.  With the outdoors come many safety issues.  Being a parent and pediatrician makes me a little neurotic when it comes to outdoor safety.  My kids could … continue reading

5 sleeping mistakes parents make by a pediatrician who has made them all

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Rocking babies to sleep.  Although a lovely thing to do, rocking babies to sleep is not a good idea for poor sleepers.  Rocking a baby or feeding them until they fall asleep can cause frequent awakenings through the night.  They learn to associate falling asleep with rocking or eating. Then when baby goes through the … continue reading

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