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Dr. Jamison Starbuck

Digesting!
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Hi!  I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician.  I’m here today with health tips for kids about: digestion.

Do you know what your digestive tract is? 

It’s the part of your body that starts at your mouth and ends at your butt.  It’ a great big system that has two major jobs.  The first job, called digestion, is to take your food and turn it nutrition and energy.  The second job is to get rid of food we don’t need, and we do that by pooping.

Sneezing boy.
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Hi!  I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician.  I’m here today with health tips for kids about: sneezing.

Ahhh choo!  Ahhh choo!

Everybody knows about sneezing because everybody does it!  Sneezing is blasting air out of your nose like a great big explosion.  Scientists have measured the speed of air in a sneeze.  In some people air comes out at 100 miles an hour!

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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