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Blog Posts in April, 2016

What is a wellness exam and why do I need one?
Apr 28, 2016

There are two principle types of visits in a medical outpatient clinic: the acute care visit and the wellness visit. Using a car analogy, an acute visit deals with a funny noise or failure in the car, whereas a wellness visit covers routine ...

How often do children need to take a bath?
Apr 28, 2016

If getting your child to take a bath means a struggle, you’ll be glad to know that a daily bath may not be necessary. How often your child needs a bath depends on your child’s age and activities. These guidelines from the American Academy ...

Should Montanans be Concerned about Zika Virus?
Apr 14, 2016

The Zika virus has been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to cause brain defects in babies, but since it carried by mosquitos not found in Montana, should locals be concerned? “Definitely yes,” said Mark ...

Head and Neck Cancer Prevention
Apr 8, 2016

It’s Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. Every year, more than 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with head and neck cancer, affecting their nasal cavity, sinuses, larynx, throat, salivary glands and mouth, according to the American Cancer ...

Observations from an Island Transplant
Apr 8, 2016

Kirk E. Weber, MD, FACEP, is one of the first physicians hired to practice at Big Sky Medical Center. He joined the staff in June 2015, as an emergency medicine specialist, and was there when the first patients came through the Emergency Department ...

Big Sky's Most Common Ski Injuries and How to Prevent Them
Apr 8, 2016

Since moving from Hawaii last June to practice at Big Sky Medical Center, Kirk E. Weber, MD, FACEP, has made a few observations regarding ski injuries as the Emergency Department winds down its first full season of operations. Dr. Weber shares his ...

Mind Body Medicine
Apr 1, 2016

Are you interested in learning about ways to support your body’s natural balance and healing? Mind Body Medicine uses skills and techniques to improve your physiologic response to stress and help promote your body’s ability to restore and ...