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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

5 Tips to Increase Your Child’s Reading and Early Development

This Monday marked Dr. Seuss’s birthday, which is now also celebrated as Read Across America Day. Why do we celebrate this day? Because the research is undeniable, one of the best ways to enhance a child’s development is through the gift of reading. My mom loves to read. She always has, and as an educator, [...]

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tis the Season for Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease!

Fah la la la laaaa la la la laaaaa! (Said no parent ever.) In the past few weeks, almost every child I have seen come in the office with a rash has had Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. Every time I diagnose a child with something that has the word “disease” in it, parents usually [...]

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 [...]

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My Journey Leaving the Anti-Vaccination Movement

As a pediatric nurse practitioner, I have given thousands of vaccines to children. But most people don't know something very important about me. I have a history with vaccinations that I have kept quiet for a long time. I was a part of the anti-vaccination movement. I am the first born of four children to [...]