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Dr. Jamison Starbuck

Wrapping a sprained join in an elastic bandage can help compress the swelling.
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Hi!  I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician.  I’m here today with health tips on sprains.

Do you ever wonder why your parents and other adults tell you “no running’” when you’re just about to dash down a flight of stairs or speed through the aisles of a grocery store?  “No running” they call out right when you’re ready to race down the sidewalk.

A Rocky Mountain wood tick waiting to grab onto a passing animal.
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Hi! I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician. I’m here today with health tips on ticks.

Eew, creepy. Ticks! It’s tick season in Montana. They’re hanging around in tall grasses in the woods and fields. Because ticks can bite us, it’s good to learn a few things about them in order to stay healthy.

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Hi.  I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck and I’m here today with health tips on: germs.

How many of you have heard someone say ‘cover your mouth when you cough so you don’t spread germs’.  Or ‘wash your hands before you eat to get the germs off of them’.  Or maybe you’ve heard ‘use a Kleenex when you sneeze’ or ‘don’t share your water bottle or cup’.  And of course everyone knows you have to wash your hands after using the bathroom!

Germs are clearly yucky and something nobody wants.  But what are germs anyway?

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Hi!  I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician.  I’m here today with health tips on: weeds.

Weeds!  Weeds?  You're probably wondering why I’m talking about weeds on a health program.  Aren’t weeds bad?  Aren’t they plants people don’t like?

The answer is – not really.  In my opinion, no plants are bad.  They all have something beautiful or interesting or unique going on.  But for some people weeds are a big pain.  Mostly that’s because weeds can take over and crowd out other plants that people like better.  The cool thing about weeds though is that some of them can be medicine.  Which is more than you can say for geraniums or daffodils or even tulips.

Teaching Kids About Bones: Dr. Starbuck Explains
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Hi. I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician. I’m here today with health tips about BONES.

All of you know what bones are. Think of Mr. Skeleton on Halloween. That guy that’s just a skull and a body made of bones. He clatters down the street on bone feet and waves a bony finger at you. 

Our body is a skeleton too. But our skeleton is filled with organs and muscles and blood. It’s covered by skin which keeps everything together. Our bones hold us up. If we didn’t have them, we’d just be a pile lying on the ground, unable to move.

Here are some tips to help kids deal with spring allergy season.
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Hi!  I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician.  I’m here today with health tips on: allergies. Ah-choo!  Ah-choo!

It’s spring and it’s allergy season.  Do you know what an allergy is? It’s when something irritates your body and causes a physical reaction.  When you breathe in something you’re allergic to, you get watery eyes, a snuffly nose, lots of sneezing, and sometimes the feeling that all you want to do is sleep.

Earaches hurt!  Don’t they?
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Hi!  I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician.  I’m here today with health tips on a painful topic: earaches.