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    Preventing Type 2 Diabetes in Children

    0 By Lynette Silbernagel MSN, RN, CDE Diabetes Educator at CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by insulin resistance and can result in life altering complications. The number of children diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes remains relatively small, but is on the rise. There are a number of […]

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    CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Offers Pediatric Asthma Clinic

    +1 By Bruce Hoffmann, RRT, Director of Respiratory Care CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson For pediatric asthma patients living in Western North Dakota and beyond, regular check-ups to monitor their asthma just got closer to home. CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson now sees pediatric asthma patients the third Wednesday of every month thanks to a […]

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    Which “flu” is it?

    0 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 […]

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    Feeding baby

    0 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 […]

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    Treating common pediatric skin conditions

    0 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 […]

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    Children and Sleep: Tips for Success

    0 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 […]

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    New Year, new attitudes about underage drinking

    0 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 […]

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    What to expect when your child is having surgery

    0 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. […]

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    Nutrition in Pregnancy

    0 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 […]

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    Infertility Deconstructed

    0 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 […]

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    Mono: The signs, symptoms and care

    0 “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 […]

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