Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

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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

7 things to know when choosing safe holiday gifts for kids

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

Pokémon GO or STOP: Age-Appropriate Safety Tips for Parents

By: Elizabeth Murray, DO, MBA, FAAP The Pokémon GO craze is attracting attention from all ages, and some parents are asking their pediatrician whether or not is OK to let their children play the game. While the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not have official guidelines on the game itself, the same rules your … continue reading

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