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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Violence, Horror, & the Paranormal: Is Your Child Ready?

People who know me very well know that I love to decorate. It’s one of my favorite hobbies and I love decorating my house for different holidays. The only thing that makes decorating better is if you can find wonderful deals. My husband wondered why I came home from Hobby Lobby last year with a [...]

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 [...]

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Snapchat and Your Child: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Snapchat, a popular picture messaging app, has been hacked. This app’s claim to fame is that users are able to send images to other users that will “disappear” after a certain amount of time (usually 1-10 seconds). However, up to 200,000 personal images have been stolen, making this the largest leak of personal photos ever [...]

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ebola: Can the Medical Community Alone Stop This Disease?

I have been following the Ebola updates everyday, and despite the confident conclusion of many people saying “it’s all under control,” I’m still left concerned (Note: I didn’t say panicked, I said concerned.). Thomas Eric Duncan who was the first to bring Ebola into the United States exposing about 100 people including children to this [...]

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 [...]