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
Why is a pediatrician talking about melanoma? Isn’t skin cancer an old people thing? Unfortunately, that is not the case. Children can get melanoma and most of the sun damage leading to melanoma happens as teens and young adults. A recent report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology showed that melanoma is up 250% … continue reading
Jimmy Kimmel just might have hit the nail on the head with this sketch. While it might be an edgy approach to the topic of vaccination, we feel its message is appropriate. We applaud our fellow physicians for taking a strong stance. ICYMI, take a look.
Most people, when planning a trip to “The Happiest Place on Earth,” spend the days and weeks prior to their vacation worrying about what clothes to bring, which stroller to take, what attractions they want to visit, and which restaurants they want to dine in. Now an additional task will find its way to a … continue reading
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