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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The History Of Vaccines: 5 Little-Known Facts

When I began to understand the history of infectious diseases and the millions they killed over centuries, I was able to truly understand how miraculous the invention of inoculations and then vaccines truly were. This helped me change my hesitant mindset about vaccines. Understanding history is important, so today we are going to dig into five little-known [...]

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Truth About Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated Homeschoolers

Update: Since this blog post was published, the Journal of Translational Science (Open Access Text) has retracted the study. My mom sent me an article with a very intriguing headline: "The first-of-its-kind study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated American homeschooled children shows who is really ailing…and parents should be worried.” Yikes. I immediately knew if what they [...]

Monday, May 1, 2017

TEDx Talk: Why I Changed My Mind On Vaccines

The organizers of the Grand Canyon University TEDx event reached out to me in December and asked me to share my story about vaccinations. It was an amazing experience, and I was honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to share my message on the TEDx stage. In addition to explaining why I left [...]

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Truth About Measles: Infographic

This week I got an email from a reader here at Kid Nurse alerting me to this wonderful infographic. I think it is a good summary of the recent measles outbreak and information that people need to know, especially as the measles cases continue to grow. Almost 200 Americans have now contracted the measles this [...]

Thursday, February 5, 2015

To the Arizona Cardiologist Who is Dead-Wrong About Vaccines

Since publishing Maggie’s story as a guest post from Dr. Tim Jacks last week, it’s fair to say a media storm has erupted. I have been absolutely amazed at the response and thankful for how many new readers we have welcomed into the Kid Nurse community. Millions of people have read about Maggie and Eli’s [...]

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

To the Parent of the Unvaccinated Child Who Exposed my Family to Measles

This is a guest post written by a fellow pediatric provider in our local healthcare community here in Arizona. I was extremely saddened to read of his children's recent exposure to measles due the Disneyland outbreak. To read about my journey leaving the anti-vaccination movement, click here. To the parent of the unvaccinated child who exposed my [...]

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Does this baby deserve to be exposed to the measles?

*For confidentiality purposes, the identity of the children described in this post was changed. However, their mother hopes that this post brings awareness about measles and prevents others from experiencing what her family is going through right now. Allow me to introduce you to my dear friend’s baby. This is Jack. Jack is the happiest [...]

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mom Question: Whooping Cough Vaccine During Pregnancy – Is it Really Necessary?

I received this wonderful question from a mom the other day, so I wanted to share it with you! I am currently 33 weeks pregnant with my third child. My other kids are 4 and almost 3. My 4 year old goes to preschool 3 times a week in the mornings. My OB/GYN office highly [...]

Friday, October 3, 2014

What Enterovirus D68 and Polio Have In Common Now

Infectious diseases have been breaking news for the past month. Between the discussion of Enterovirus D68 and Ebola now being diagnosed in the US, these diseases have become table talk across the country. Everyday, I have been answering families’ questions about these diseases. It’s rightfully on many parents minds, and it should be on yours [...]

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Why Your Pediatric Health Provider Actually Wants You to Vaccinate Your Child

"It is worse than pre meditated MURDER to be telling people that vaccines are safe." "You cannot make POISONS safe even in the witches brews called vaccines." "I don't even believe you are real...you are probably a lying troll." "Her picture looks more like she runs an escort business...rather than her being an NP (Nurse [...]