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    Which “flu” is it?

    No matter how careful your family may be at washing hands, sanitizing surfaces, and avoiding others who are sick, you may still pick up a nasty germ that leaves members of your household feeling downright terrible. A lot of us are quick to exclaim “We have the flu at our house!” We post on our […]

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    Feeding baby

    Q: What advice would you give to parents of a baby who doesn’t show much interest in eating? Our daughter is 8 months old and she’s never been a big eater. Now that she’s able to eat more table food, we still find we’re constantly counting ounces. She’s small, but she’s healthy, still we can’t […]

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    Treating common pediatric skin conditions

    By Kelly Glick, PA-C Family Practice, CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Skin conditions such as dryness, rashes, warts, and acne commonly affect the pediatric population. At times, skin conditions can be multifactorial and don’t always respond to the same treatment for everyone. Below, I will highlight some of the most common skin disorders in babies, […]

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    Children and Sleep: Tips for Success

    Bruce Hoffmann, RRT, Director of Respiratory Care at CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson We all need sleep to survive and thrive. It is one of the foundations of good health. In our busy lifestyles today, it is easy to forget the importance of consistent and adequate sleep for our children, but it is a real […]

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    New Year, new attitudes about underage drinking

    by Karen Goyne RN, Behavioral Health Nurse Southwestern District Health Unit The New Year is ringing in. This is the time when people make New Year’s resolutions. Some resolutions take a lot of effort. Some resolutions include:  getting more organized, dieting, eating healthier, and/or exercising more to name a few. These are usually directed toward self-improvement. […]

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    What to expect when your child is having surgery

    by Carmin Erickson, Director of Surgery, CHI St. Alexius Health, Dickinson Undergoing surgery, even for a minor procedure, can feel like an overwhelming event. When your own child is the one needing surgery, as the parent you feel the extra responsibility of helping your little one get through the procedure as smoothly as possible. Your […]

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    Nutrition in Pregnancy

    What do you think of when asked about food and nutrition? For some, they may think of the fact that it is necessary to survive on a day to day basis. Others may think about their favorite meal. And for others yet, they may think about how difficult it is to manage some of their […]

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    Infertility Deconstructed

    The decision to have a child is one of the most life-changing experiences a couple can undergo. Oftentimes conception occurs without planning or trying, but many times it is carefully planned, and when mother nature doesn’t go along with the plan it can be a very stressful time for a couple. The definition of infertility […]

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    Mono: The signs, symptoms and care

    “You’ve got mono,” is the last thing a teenager – or their parent – wants to hear at a visit to their clinic provider. Whether your teen is busy with a part-time job, a sports team, theater production, or an-extra challenging academic workload at college, any illness that slows them down is a blow to […]

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