Kalispell Regional Healthcare - Archive (pediatrics)

2018
October
03,
2018
Everyone says breastfeeding is important. But why? And for how long? These and many more questions are answered in this episode of Healthy Kids featuring Jill VanNice Steiner, RN, lactation consultant at Kalispell Regional Healthcare Montana Children...
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October
02,
2018
Fall is a favorite season for a lot of people. In fact, when Americans were polled in 2013 about this, more people picked fall as their favorite season than any other season! Spring was a close second. There are a lot of reasons I can think of for th...
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September
24,
2018
With the recent addition of Pediatric Oncologist/Hematologist and Helena, MT, native Allie Maffit, MD, Kalispell Regional Healthcare’s pediatric oncology program provides more local resources to patients and families affected by childhood cancer and ...
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September
19,
2018
What does a pediatric gastroenterologist dietitian do? When would your child need to see a dietitian? These and many more questions are answered in this episode of Healthy Kids featuring Ashley Dunn, RD, LN, pediatric gastroenterology dietitian at Ka...
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September
17,
2018
It is a beautiful summer so far, and I am sitting outside on a breezy Montana evening as I write this article. Just windy enough to keep the mosquitos away but not so windy that my papers go flying. Late summer in Montana is a great time to eat he...
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September
14,
2018
Great Falls mom, Kqyn Maguire, receives care for her new baby, Fisher, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. Watch to learn about Fisher's procedure for a double bubble belly problem.  ...
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September
05,
2018
Does your child have a chest wall deformity, such as pigeon’s or funnel chest? How dangerous are these health issues? Do Montanans have to leave the state for these treatments? These and many more questions are answered in this episode of Healthy Kid...
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September
04,
2018
Kalispell Regional Healthcare is proud to introduce the newest additions to the growing line-up of pediatric providers. Pediatric services offered locally include care for infants, children and adolescents in Kalispell and throughout Montana. Whether...
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August
31,
2018
I awaited this year’s summer season with concern. My daughter was getting married in August and family and friends were traveling across the country to attend the wedding at Glacier National Park. Last year at this time, we were covered in smoke and ...
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August
31,
2018
Kids are heading back to school and things are about to get busy for many families. Avoid adding illness to your schedule by following a few basic tips (below) to keep everyone fit and healthy. Learn more about how the virtual clinic can help you and...
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August
29,
2018
Welcome Wendy to The Summit team Wendy Gorman joined The Summit team last Spring as the new Tyke Town child care coordinator and is very excited to be a part of the team. Wendy is a local from Kalispell and brings a variety of experience with chil...
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August
23,
2018
An undescended testicle is common in newborn boys and toddlers. However, surgery may be necessary if the testicle does not descend on its own. Gavin Falk, pediatric surgeon at Kalispell Regional Healthcare Montana Children's explains what you need to...
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August
16,
2018
Facial clefts occur in about one of every 600 births in the United States, making them one of the most common birth defects. Every year, approximately 6800 newborns in the United States are born with a facial cleft. A cleft lip and/or cleft palate...
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August
15,
2018
Chest wall deformities, or irregularly shaped chests, are common birth defects appearing in about one out of 300-500 children in the United States. These defects can cause shortness of breath, decreased stamina and heart/lung function issues, which c...
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August
14,
2018
For thousands of years and in cultures across the world, beads have had a wide variety of uses and significance. They’ve carried value, having been traded for items such as pelts, spices or gold. They’ve had every-day uses, such as prayer tools, coun...
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July
19,
2018
When Marissa Keenan’s two-year-old son Solomon crashed in the bike carrier, her and her husband had to make a decision. “Do we call an ambulance or drive him to the hospital?” says Keenan, a business owner in Whitefish. “We live really close to North...
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July
12,
2018
By Debra Guinn, MD, maternal-fetal specialist, Montana Perinatal Center Illicit drug and alcohol abuse are one of the greatest challenges I face on a daily basis as a medical professional that works in the field of high-risk pregnancies, also call...
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June
19,
2018
By Austine Siomos, MD Pediatric Cardiologist I have a soft spot for funny looking plants. Romanesco, dragonfruit, jackfruit and artichokes all catch my eye in the grocery store. Lately I have been reading about fennel, a goofy bulb with feathers ...
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May
23,
2018
On May 17, Tessa Pitman, MS, certified genetic counselor at KRMC’s Montana Perinatal Center, appeared on KGEZ’s Community Conversations to discuss genetic counseling and what role it plays in the health and care of your baby. ...
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May
22,
2018
About Dr. Flass Tom Flass, MS, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist with Kalispell Regional Healthcare and treats conditions of the digestive tract and liver in children. He has more than 30 years of training and education in his field, which inc...
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May
07,
2018
Brain bucket. Chrome dome. Skid lid. Hard hat. Brain cap. No matter how you say it, safety helmets are important and should be used. As summer nears in the Flathead Valley, we all get excited to go outside, stretch our legs and take part in Mo...
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May
04,
2018
Aristotle said that “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” In other words, when individual parts are connected together to form one entity, they are worth more than if the parts were separated. When it comes to health care, connecting a...
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May
03,
2018
By Austine Siomos, MD Pediatric Cardiologist If you’re like me, you don’t love thinking about the crowds of bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract; however, gut bacteria or “microbiome” are big right now in research and worth the attention. A...
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April
27,
2018
By Thomas E. Flass, MD, MS Health fads come and go, so the buzz about a gluten-free diet is easy to brush aside. However, eliminating gluten from your eating habits may offer some significant health benefits. Learn more about gluten, how our food ...
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April
27,
2018
At age 13, David was a typical young teenager in Polson, Montana, about to embark on a summer of fun. As he completed his last few weeks of seventh grade, he spent most of his time with friends, looking forward to summer camping trips with his twin b...
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April
26,
2018
On April 26, Dan Daub, emergency trauma coordinator, appeared on KGEZ’s Community Conversations to discuss the free bike helmets for kids program that Kalispell Regional Medical Center sponsors each year and why wearing a bike helmet is so important....
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April
24,
2018
Montana Children’s Specialists, the largest pediatric sub-specialist group in the state, recently opened the doors of its Great Falls satellite office. Located at 2012 14th Street SW – in the Great Falls Marketplace, the satellite location will be...
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March
30,
2018
On March 22, Daniel Korb, MD, pediatric psychiatrist at KRMC’s Newman Center, appeared on KGEZ’s Community Conversations to discuss behavior issues with children and how pediatric psychiatry can help. ...
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March
28,
2018
On March 15, Thomas Flass, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Kalispell Gastroenterology and the Digestive Health Institute, appeared on KGEZ’s Community Conversations to discuss gluten sensitivity and how it affects your child. ...
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March
02,
2018
By Austine Siomos, MD Pediatric Cardiologist What is the first thing you think of when you hear “carbs”? Do you run in the other direction? Do you wrestle with feelings of hunger and guilt? Do you imagine a big plate of pasta or the treats that w...
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