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
Ahhh, Spring in Montana! Everything is in bloom, the grass is getting greener, and occasionally we get a reminder that we live in Montana with a sprinkle of spring snow just before our kids’ soccer games (Really? More snow?). If that’s not annoying enough, we start to listen to the sniff and snorts of our … continue reading
Nope, it’s not a zip code. 5210 is a basic formula to help kids achieve and maintain a healthy weight. This is a great guide for healthy living but is most effective if the whole family makes an effort to commit to healthy changes. No fair pushing apples on the kids while you eat Twinkies! … continue reading
One of the most uncomfortable conversations we’ll have with our kids is the old “Birds and the Bees” talk. Most parents are usually caught off guard by an inquisitive preschooler asking, “Where do babies come from?” The response involves a nervous, flushed parent carefully choosing words that include, “when two people love each other….” Most … 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.