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Mini-Cams Open a New Window on Childhood GI Care

Gastrointestinal issues in children present unusual challenges for both patients and doctors. With the help of their parents, kids must change their lifestyle substantially, especially when it comes to diet. For health care providers, finding the best treatment for each patient can be a difficult process of trial and error. Read More »

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Social Media and Kids: What Parents Should Know

If you read the title of this article and you wondered what social media is, then you need to read this article. If you are already well aware of social media, then you need to be aware of how your children are using it. Read More »

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Health Insurance: Not just for fossils

“I thought health insurance was just for fossils until I ended up in the ER …”
A friend of mine owns a Toyota Tundra that he shares with his girlfriend. He told me, “I might love that truck as much as I love my girlfriend.” Kidding aside, it’s his work truck and gets him around — it even got him to the emergency room after he had an accident while remodeling their kitchen. Read More »

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Consequences of No Health Insurance

“Do I really have to … ?”
I must have said that at least 100 times growing up. Do I really have to go to bed? Do I really have to wash the dishes? Do I really have to wear braces? Read More »

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Health Care Insurance Marketplace – How’s It Going?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released monthly enrollment numbers for the Health Insurance Marketplace and there are some interesting tidbits about South Dakota’s experience. Put those tidbits together with anecdotal stories I’ve heard directly from it, and it is a good tale to tell. Read More »

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Merry Christmas and Happy “Insured” New Year!

It is Christmas Eve, Santa is off on his trip around the world and the elves are getting ready for his return. I enjoy this quiet time to relax and every year, I reflect and identify one Christmas wish.  This year I’m wishing for everyone to have quality health insurance. Read More »

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