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Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

You may have noticed that your family throughout the day is constantly on their smartphones. It may seem harmless, but smartphones have become the new addiction for many families across the nation. This issue has caught the attention of many researchers, journalists, & film makers. Recently, the documentary Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age premiered … 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

Melanoma on the rise in young people

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

What you need to know about the measles outbreak

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

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