The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) reminds parents that it is not too early to start thinking about back-to-school immunizations. Parents need to be aware that the immunization requirements in Montana have been changed. During the 2015 Legislative session, Governor Bullock signed into law House Bill 158 that added two more vaccines … continue reading
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
Why is a pediatrician talking about melanoma? Isn’t skin cancer an old people thing? Unfortunately, that is not the case. Children can get melanoma and most of the sun damage leading to melanoma happens as teens and young adults. A recent report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology showed that melanoma is up 250% … continue reading
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
Jimmy Kimmel just might have hit the nail on the head with this sketch. While it might be an edgy approach to the topic of vaccination, we feel its message is appropriate. We applaud our fellow physicians for taking a strong stance. ICYMI, take a look.