Kalispell Regional Healthcare - Archive (pediatrics)

2019
January
30,
2019
Designed to keep health care workers up-to-date on medical advances, continuing education (CE) credits are an educational requirement for professionals with health care careers. They fill the gap between current care and optimal care and are mandated...
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January
30,
2019
Tomi Simenson, her husband, and their two boys run a family ranch in Chinook, Montana. When her eldest son, Wylie, got sick with mono she assumed that Wacee, her youngest, had also contracted the illness when he complained of shortness of breath. Muc...
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January
28,
2019
On February 2, KRH’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will be celebrating its 11th birthday. Back in the fall of 2007, KRH announced that they would be expanding their birthing center to include a NICU largely due to the exploding growth rate of t...
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January
24,
2019
The Neuroscience and Spine Institute is pleased to announce the opening of a new neurosurgical brain and spine clinic for adult patients in Missoula. Staffed by neurosurgeons T. C. Origitano, MD, PhD, and Joseph Sramek, MD, the clinic will provide in...
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January
22,
2019
Beginning January 22, visitor restrictions will be in effect for Kalispell Regional Medical Center, The HealthCenter, and Pathways Treatment Center. Due to the increase in influenza admissions, children under age 13 will not be allowed to visit these...
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January
14,
2019
“Our job is as greeter, but so many other things,” says Carrie Gregorio, patient access manager at North Valley Hospital. “We want to make people feel three things: 1. Welcomed 2. Understood 3. Confident. That is our job.” Gregorio oversees patien...
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January
10,
2019
Can your child's seizures be treated? Are there new treatments on the horizon? These and many more questions are answered in this episode of Healthy Kids featuring Marcus Wheeler, MD, pediatric neurologist at Kalispell Regional Healthcare Montana Chi...
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2018
December
19,
2018
Written by Allison Meilicke, RN While Gordy Emmert was in his basement with his son, Ethan, he looked away for a second and the busy 5-year-old decided to climb the steep stairs by himself. Gordy turned around just in time to see Ethan slip and...
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December
13,
2018
Being sick or hurt is no fun at all and can be quite scary for kids. What does a day in the life of a pediatric patient look like? What takes place in a pediatric unit? What do pediatric nurses do? These and many more questions are answered in this e...
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December
06,
2018
North Valley Hospital Announces Statewide Recognition Awards WHITEFISH, MT – December 5, 2018: The North Valley Hospital Emergency Department has been recognized for pediatric preparedness by the Montana EMS & Trauma Systems Section of the DPHHS. ...
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November
30,
2018
Iron deficiency can be a common occurrence in children. But what are the signs for it and how is it treated in your child? Can it be prevented? Is it something you should be concerned about? These and many more questions are answered in this episode ...
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November
16,
2018
Cancer can strike fear into anyone, but seems especially brutal when it comes to children. But what are the incident rates with children? What are common signs and symptoms that you should look for? Can cancer in children be prevented? These and many...
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November
12,
2018
AmazonSmile is an easy way for you to support Montana Children's Medical Center while doing your regular Amazon shopping. It's the same huge selection of products, same prices, and no added cost to you. By selecting Kalispell Regional Medical Center ...
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November
05,
2018
Written by Mary Wallace No one was taking Emmie seriously. Maybe the doctors weren’t listening to her because she was technically still a kid, but Emmie knew she was dealing with a severe and very grown-up illness. When she found blood in her stoo...
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November
01,
2018
Healthy Kids Podcast - What is maternal-fetal medicine and why is it important? Perinatology, or maternal-fetal medicine, can be critical if your unborn baby has a medical issue before birth. But how do they work with other pediatric specialists? ...
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October
17,
2018
Healthy Kids Podcast - Should you be concerned about your child’s concussion? Head injuries can be devastating for children. But what are the warning signs? What should you look out for? These and many more questions are answered in this episode o...
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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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