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Dietary and Nutrition Guidance

Having healthy, happy children begins with a healthy diet. We know that in this day and age life gets pretty hectic and it isn’t always easy to eat right; however, for the health of your family it is important to make healthy eating habits part of your daily routine. The earlier in life that healthy eating habits are adopted by …

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Managing Your Child’s Asthma

While there is no cure for asthma, there are ways to manage your child’s asthma symptoms and to reduce the risk for a flare-up. Of course, to be able to properly control your child’s asthma it’s important to understand more about this condition and what triggers your child’s symptoms. A pediatrician will be a valuable asset when it comes to …

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Common Sports Injuries and How Your Pediatrician Can Help

Even though you try as hard as possible to keep your child safe while they are playing sports, accidents still happen. At these moments, it’s important that you know whether these are injuries that can easily be treated from the comfort of your own home or whether you need to turn to a pediatrician for proper medical attention. Pediatricians have …

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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 …