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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 [...]

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 [...]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Overcoming the Odds: Joseph’s Adoption Story

I have been so excited to share this story! Adoption has such a special place in my heart. Some of my very favorite patients are in the foster care system or adopted. The beauty of sacrificial love is unmistakeable in these families. As of last week, my very dear friends were finally able to adopt [...]

Friday, August 29, 2014

Amber Teething Necklaces: Hip, Healthy, or Harmful?

A few years ago, hipster babies started sporting more than chic haircuts and the H&M baby clothing line. I saw lots of little infant boys and girls filing in my office wearing a string of brown beads around their neck and I was officially introduced to amber teething necklaces. In recent years, amber teething necklaces [...]

Friday, August 22, 2014

What’s in a Name? Everything.

*All names used in this blog are just examples and have never been patients of mine. Trust me though, even if I could tell you some of the names of children I've personally met, you wouldn't believe me. One of my biggest pet-peeves in pediatric practice today is baby names. We have a crisis going [...]

Friday, August 15, 2014

Robin Williams, Depression, and 4 Things You Must Know About Your Child’s Mental Health

Since Monday, the world has mourned the death of Robin Williams. At first, I actually thought it couldn't be true, but as the reports continued, I was shocked to hear that the quintessential comedian and actor of my childhood was no longer with us. Robin Williams was larger-than-life and brought so much joy. I can't [...]

Friday, August 8, 2014

What Olivia Wilde Got Wrong About Breastfeeding

What they say breastfeeding your newborn looks like: What it usually looks like: Sheesh, Olivia’s beautiful alright, and Otis is pretty cute himself. I think we all saw the viral picture of Olivia Wilde breastfeeding her son for the latest edition of Glamour magazine. If you haven’t, read her interview here. As a pediatric nurse [...]

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 24, 2014

My Bone to Pick with Baby-Led Weaning

I have a bone to pick with baby-led weaning, literally. Baby-led weaning is a new feeding method in which children feed themselves independently from the first introduction of solid food - usually around 6 months. Rising in popularity, this new trend has babies forego "mush" (purées) and spoon feeding and go directly to solid foods [...]

Friday, July 18, 2014

Launch Day Giveaway!

KidNurse Launch Day Giveaway! Just under 2 weeks ago, I launched my very first E-Book: "Don't Sweat It! Fever Facts Every Parent Needs To Know!"and the response has been overwhelming! Literally hundreds of people have come aboard for the launch of my new blog, www.KidNurse.org, and so, as a gesture of my thankfulness, I wanted [...]