Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

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Viruses in the New Year’s air

Influenza

Every year we ring in the New Year with a myriad of seasonal viruses.  The ones we are seeing already in full force in the Pediatrics Department are influenza and croup.  This is the pediatricians’ busy time of year! Influenza As many of you may have heard, the most common circulating strain of influenza virus … continue reading

My Christmas tradition, simplicity

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I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas.  I love the meaning of this time of year, the special times with family and friends, and the memories and traditions that last forever.  But, the hustle and bustle and self-inflicted pressure to make the season bright often leaves me exhausted and downright irritated.  Unfortunately, the people at … continue reading

Caring for those pearly whites

Teeth Brushing

When that first tooth comes in, it is so exciting and a little relieving.  Some children are very easy teethers but my kids were terrible.  I lost sleep, my kids lost sleep. I felt like I was giving them Tylenol all the time.  They were fussy, and I was probably a little crabby too.  I … 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

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