Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

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What you need to know about the measles outbreak

Measles

Most people, when planning a trip to “The Happiest Place on Earth,” spend the days and weeks prior to their vacation worrying about what clothes to bring, which stroller to take, what attractions they want to visit, and which restaurants they want to dine in.  Now an additional task will find its way to a … continue reading

Vaccine for tweens helps prevent cancer

HPV teen group

The American Academy of Pediatrics immunizations sub-committee has made increasing the number of teenagers who receive immunizations a top priority for 2015. Their particular focus is on the HPV vaccine, which is an incredible innovation in the prevention of cervical cancer. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has many strains and most are easily cleared by … continue reading

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

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