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FAQs About Car Seats and Recommendations

Kids may complain about being restrained in the car, but car seats and booster seats save lives. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that using a car or booster seat in a passenger car reduces the risk of fatal injury 71 percent in children younger than 1 and 54 percent in toddlers ages 1 to 4. The statistics …

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Treating Your Child’s Allergies

Sneezing. Watery eyes. Stuffy nose. These could just be symptoms of a cold or these could be signs that your child has allergies. If you notice that your child’s symptoms flare-up during certain times of the year then this could definitely be a sign of seasonal allergies. Unfortunately, allergies can impact everything from performance in school to participating in outdoor …

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Welcome, Dr. Gaughen!

We are so excited to introduce our newest Pediatrician to The Pediatric Center, Dr. Kelly Gaughen, DO. We feel so fortunate to have her as a part of our team and know she will be a wonderful asset to our patients, clinic, and community. Dr. Gaughen is a board certified general pediatrician who grew up in Bozeman, Montana. After working …

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Why Immunizations Are Important

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to encourage childhood immunizations during the COVID-19 crisis. On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages. What Do Immunizations Do? Immunizations or vaccines …

How to treat the injuries that come with summer at home – Part 3

At home treatments for minor summertime injuries It’s that time of the year again. The days are getting longer and warmer and the kids are out of school. It’s finally summer! We at the Pediatric Center know that along with the sunshine and fun come summertime injuries. Not every injury is serious enough to warrant a trip to the doctor …

How to treat the cuts and breaks that come with summer – Part 2

Your continued guide to summertime injuries Kids are clumsy, let’s face it. They are growing rapidly and struggling to adjust to their new lanky limbs and center of balance. As a result it seems like they are almost constantly tripping, falling, bumping, or tumbling. Add to that their breakneck speed and inability to just sit still and you are sure …

How to treat the bumps and bruises that come with summer – Part 1

As the weather gets warmer outside, your little ones are sure to be itching to get out to enjoy summer. While it is only natural to want to keep your children inside and under constant supervision, it is inevitable that they will venture out to have fun. In this post, we’ll talk about the common bumps and bruises that your …

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What insurances do pediatricians accept? – Your questions answered

Insurance can seem like a confusing road with all kinds of roadblocks and construction zones. The Pediatric Center wants to help you map out your path to pediatric healthcare as clearly as possible by answering a common question “What insurances do pediatricians accept?” We are dedicated to providing your child with the best health care. We understand that health care …

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Is it safe to vaccinate my child?

In 1776, General George Washington instituted a highly controversial policy that affected all new recruits enlisting to fight the British during the American Revolution. Smallpox was spreading among the vulnerable colonial troops and threatened their ability to fight the troops of the British Empire. General Washington made it mandatory that all new troops were to be immediately inoculated against the …