Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

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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

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 to know about helmet safety

“Oh you’re that over-protective parent.” Ok, maybe they don’t always say it, but when I bring up the importance of bike helmets the look on their face says it loud and clear. I’m a child of the 80s and my generation and those before wear it like a badge of honor that we rode in … continue reading

Parenting Part 1: Why parent?

Parenting is an everyday challenge. We all need to stop and reflect sometimes about our parenting style, what’s working and what isn’t, and how we can improve our interactions. This is the first of a series of videos that offer some important ideas to think about as you work to raise a child that is happy, healthy, confident, … continue reading

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

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