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Concussions- Do You Know the Signs?

Sports in many areas are in full swing! Every sport comes with some level of risk, but concussions are one of the more common injuries in youth and high school sports including football, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, hockey, and cheerleading. A concussion is an injury that can temporarily disrupt the normal function of the brain. This will affect a child’s ability …

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Street Safety for Kids

A lot of kids are heading back to school soon. Many of them kids walk or ride their bike to school every single day. We wanted to pass along some important information from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how to keep your kids safe from injuries on the streets. Did you know that injuries are the greatest threat to …

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Treating Warts

Warts are common, benign bumps that develop on the skin as a result of a viral infection known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts are pretty common in children and can develop just about anywhere on the body; however, they are most often found on the face, feet, and hands. Generally, warts usually don’t cause any problems and will go …

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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 …