Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

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7 things to know when choosing safe holiday gifts for kids

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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

How sitting, holding and laying affects baby’s development

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Motor development is always a concern for parents of infants and toddlers. There are questions about when babies should roll, sit up, crawl, walk, talk, jump, climb, run, etc. So are there special ways to help development or things to avoid that can hinder development? As a physical therapist, I have some pointers for parents, … continue reading

New vaccine requirements for Montana students

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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

5 ways to take the bite out of summer

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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

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