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Traditional vs. Electronic Books and Your Child

Contributor: Dr. Elise Herman, KVH Pediatrics Simply put, reading to your child daily is one of the best things you can do as a parent. But does it need to be a traditional (paper) book or is an electronic book pretty much the same experience for your child? There have been studies that suggest reading […]

Positional Plagiocephaly Prevention and Treatment

Contributor: Dr. Elise Herman, KVH Pediatrics When your infant is seen for a Well Child Exam, checking growth and development are the top concerns. Additionally, careful attention should be paid to your young child’s head shape. We are now in the middle of an ‘epidemic’ of head flattening, medically known as positional plagiocephaly, meaning a […]

Let’s talk about vaping

Contributor: Chelsea Newman, PA-C, KVH Family Medicine – Cle Elum The news has recently been inundated with stories of a mysterious illness affecting those who use vaping products. The illness has led to serious lung disease and death in several previously healthy individuals. The CDC and FDA are currently investigating these vaping-linked illnesses and as […]

Collaborative Care

KVH Contributor* Auren O’Connell, DNP, PMHNPKVH Family Medicine – Cle Elum In a medical emergency or when you are not feeling well, one word often comes to mind, “doctor”. According to Merriam-Webster, “The word doctor comes from the Latin word for ‘teacher,’ itself from docere, meaning ‘to teach.’”  Patient education and teaching are not my first […]

Chores and Children

While they may not admit it, doing chores can help make kids feel needed and valued, says Dr. Elise Herman.