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    Protect your child’s brain with a helmet

    By Dr. Stephen Coulson, Emergency Medicine Physician at CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson If I were to ask most people to point to themselves, they would point to their chests, yet your sternum is not you. Your sternum could be surgically removed and replaced with metal, and you would still be you. Neither is your […]

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    The importance of well child visits

    As a family practice provider, I often get inquiries about recommendations for how long to continue ‘Wellness’ visits beyond the first several years of life. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, wellness visits begin within the first week of birth (typically within 3-5 days of delivery), and again at 1 month of age, 2 […]

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    Guiding your teen to choose a career they love

    By Rynae Golke, Human Resources Manager, CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Perhaps it seems like just yesterday that your children were young, asking you to kiss their boo-boos and leaving handprints on the wall. But here you are – watching your child make some of the most important decisions of his or her life as […]

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    Consider physical therapy for pelvic rehab

    “Women need to know it’s not normal.” That was the reason Jadah Kerr agreed to talk about her experience with physical therapy for pelvic rehabilitation after having her fifth child. “You see commercials for adult diapers. Women joke about wetting themselves when they sneeze. You’d think it’s just normal, but it doesn’t have to be […]

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    The “Wonder Drug” called Exercise

    by DesiRae Dinius, PA-C As parents, we are constantly worrying about our children’s health, as well as our own. This can seem never ending at times, and frequently there is conflicting advice on how to stay healthy. Medical researchers are spending millions of dollars and countless hours on researching new medications and treatments for medical conditions […]

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    Tips for breastfeeding success

    If you have a baby on the way, deciding to breastfeed may be easy for some but not as easy for others. It can take a little more effort in the beginning to establish breastfeeding, but once you and your baby settle into a routine, life can be much easier! Here you’ll find information on […]

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    How to prevent sports injuries in young athletes

    Sports are a great tool to teach young people various lessons. Sports can instill a sense of teamwork and responsibility in youngsters while promoting a physically active lifestyle that can benefit kids into adulthood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that roughly 30 million children participate in youth sports in the United States […]

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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Every October marks breast cancer awareness month. But, breast health is important every month of the year and for women of all ages. Screening for breast changes is an important aspect of breast health There are various national guidelines which provide recommendations for breast screening practices. It is important to discuss an individualized screening schedule […]

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    Children and food allergies

    By DesiRae Dinius, PA-C Family Practice Provider at CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Clinic According to the CDC approximately 1 out of every 25 children is affected by a food allergy and 20% of these will have a reaction while at school.  Allergic reactions, specifically to foods, can be very unpredictable. Onset is not […]

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    Preventing Type 2 Diabetes in Children

    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 risk […]

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    CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Offers Pediatric Asthma Clinic

    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 collaboration […]

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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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