Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

Author Michelle Pierson, MD
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Caring for Kids with Fever

Nothing induces more anxiety and fear in a parent than their child running a temperature.  I am no exception.  I remember in my second year of pediatric residency, my precious 13-month-old son started running a 104.8 fever at 10 o’clock at night (as usual, these things always happen late).  He had no other symptoms except … continue reading

Keeping those Ghouls Safe on Halloween

October is such a great month full of spooky fun, harvest parties, corn mazes and candied apples.  So as not to put a damper on your Halloween night, here’s some tips adopted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep safety at the forefront of your family’s festivities: S: Swords, staffs, wands and … continue reading

5 ways to take the bite out of summer

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

4 things your tween needs to know about puberty but is too afraid to ask

Girls tend to hold the spotlight on adolescent hormonal angst, but sometimes boys go through the pubertal stage just as dramatically.  For many boys, puberty occurs rather suddenly and when changes do occur, they seem to happen all at once. In some instances, a boy will come back from summer break 6 inches taller and … continue reading

Meningitis vaccine for teens

Your Health: Teen meningitis vaccine recommended By Mary Beth Dickson, Reporter, Weekend Anchor KULR-8 News BILLINGS – If you have a teenager, the CDC is recommending a vaccine booster shot for teen meningitis. Dr. Michelle Pierson, Department Chair of Pediatrics at Billings Clinic recommends a vaccine for every 16-year-old.  “This meningitis is also common in babies, … continue reading

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