Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

Author Kathryn Lysinger, MD

5 rashes and what to do about them

Itchy, scratchy, weepy and red.  What to do with rashes?   Few things make parents as anxious. Which do you treat at home and when should you seek medical care?  As with all things, if your child looks ill or you are worried you seek care. Here’s the lay of the rash land: 1) See a … continue reading

The 5210 Formula

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

5 sleeping mistakes parents make by a pediatrician who has made them all

Rocking babies to sleep.  Although a lovely thing to do, rocking babies to sleep is not a good idea for poor sleepers.  Rocking a baby or feeding them until they fall asleep can cause frequent awakenings through the night.  They learn to associate falling asleep with rocking or eating. Then when baby goes through the … continue reading

Vaccine for tweens helps prevent cancer

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

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