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Thursday, February 19, 2015

One Incredibly Happy Girl!

Warning: This is not a post directly related to children’s health. If you are looking for that, make sure you didn’t miss the post I did yesterday on fevers. It was a good one. However, this is a post about a girl deeply in love with a man, the type of man I think you [...]

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

5 Fever Facts Most Parents Don’t Know

It’s no surprise that right now is high-season for sickness. Kids spreading the Valentine’s Day love last week also comes along with the spreading of kid’s colds, coughs, influenza, RSV, and the general-all-around crud. What do all these things usually have in common? Fevers. Yucky, ‘I-didn’t-know-my-thermometer-could-even-read-that-high’ fevers. It’s a scary world out there for parents [...]

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 [...]

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Does Your Child Have ‘the Flu’? Understanding Influenza vs. the Common Cold

Flu season is here! And oh boy, has it truly arrived. The sounds of coughing and hacking and the smell of Lysol has been inescapable at my office the past several weeks. In my part of Arizona, we have seen 218% more influenza this season compared to last season. Yikes! That means that influenza cases [...]

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Viral Confessions of a Nurse Practitioner

I have been sick for 3 weeks. Yes, 3 very long, crummy weeks. The only positive is I bought myself a new pair of fleecy pajamas that have become my daily go-to and the Christmas slippers I thought wouldn’t get enough use are officially broken in and the best gift ever (thanks, Mom). I actually [...]

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy 2015 from Kid Nurse!

Happy 2015 from me, Dani here at Kid Nurse! As we start this beautiful new year, I just wanted to take a minute to reflect on how thankful I am for the Kid Nurse community that has formed since just July of last year and how thankful I am that you have been a part [...]

Thursday, December 4, 2014

HALO SleepSacks: Putting the Safety Into Sleep

Not a day goes by when I miss the opportunity to talk to parents about their baby's sleep. Why? Because safe sleep is critically important. About 4,000 infants die suddenly every year in the United States, and some of those deaths are from Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (ASSB). In fact, accidental suffocation is [...]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

6 Fun Activities that Teach Thankfulness this Thanksgiving

My favorite holiday is nearly upon us! I survived a sea of grocery shoppers tonight so now I can be excited about the upcoming family, friends, food, and the beautiful opportunity to stop and focus on giving thanks! The cool fall breeze is in the air, the food is ready to be prepared with the [...]