PEDIATRICS

Sanford Health to begin vaccinating children under five-years-old this week

It's the final group in the U.S. that has been approved to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – On Friday, Sanford Health will begin administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages six months to four years. A doctor from Sanford health says it’s one tenth of the adult dose of the Pfizer vaccine. She says the Pfizer vaccine is 80 percent effective at preventing hospitalizations and death. Three shots are recommended for kids under…

Routine wellness visit at Sanford Health helps West Fargo girl with eating habits

Aria Traylor refused to eat most foods before being referred to the Sanford Pediatric Feeding Disorder Program at an annual wellness check. She is now eating on her own and consumes a full, healthy diet.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Micha Traylor is a mother of four, so she knows what a healthy child’s appetite is suppose to look like. When her youngest daughter, Aria, turned a year old, she could tell something about her eating habits were off. “All the other foods that we tried to give her she had been rejecting,” said Micha Traylor….

Essentia Health Pediatric Walk-In Clinic Moving

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health’s pediatric walk-in clinic is moving from its current location on Friday, April 10. Pediatric patients who currently visit the South University Clinic, but now go to the 52nd Avenue Clinic until further notice. The walk-in clinic will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday…

Tips for Getting Kids’ Sleep Schedules Back on Track for the School Year

Many parents say they start the routine about a week before school starts

Since the school year is starting back up again, there are some tips for getting kids’ sleep schedules back on track. Parents say the first few days of getting kids back into the school routine is always the hardest. “There’s a lot of complaining,” Lisa Gedrose of Fargo said. “They always want to stay up later because it’s sunny out…

Deal Negotiations Fail Between BCBS Minnesota and Children’s Minnesota

Company officials on both sides say they are committed to working on a solution

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A failed deadline between a Minnesota health insurance company and the state’s largest pediatric hospital system could mean higher rates for 66,000 patients. Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Minnesota and Children’s Minnesota could not reach a deal on making the hospital system an out-of-network provider for BCBS Minnesota patients. While this doesn’t stop patients from seeking care at…