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Dani Stringer is also known as the KidNurse. She has been a pediatric nurse practitioner since she was eighteen years old, caring for children in private practice and urgent care offices across the Phoenix valley.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Is Elderberry The Flu Cure Your Kid Needs?

Does this story feel familiar? You have a busy week ahead of you without a minute to spare. You have planned it all out – the errands you are going to handle, the school activity you are volunteering for, the project you have to finish for work, the dinners you are cooking, and the playroom [...]

Is Elderberry The Flu Cure Your Kid Needs?2019-12-03T21:56:40-07:00
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Flu Vaccine Is Safe: Answering Parents’ Questions and Dispelling Myths About The Flu Shot

It is that time again – flu season. We would all like to simply focus on the coming holidays, baking yummy food and desserts, buying presents, and spending time with family. However, mixed in with the fall decorations and good cheer you have probably started seeing information about the flu vaccine in your local pharmacies, [...]

The Flu Vaccine Is Safe: Answering Parents’ Questions and Dispelling Myths About The Flu Shot2019-10-23T18:05:17-07:00
Sunday, May 26, 2019

What Parents Need To Know About The Measles Outbreak

This post was originally published in February 2019 in response to the measles outbreak in Washington state. Since then, the number of measles cases have continued to grow across the United States. I'm tracking all new measles cases and outbreaks and adding updates to the top of this post. Below these updates you will [...]

What Parents Need To Know About The Measles Outbreak2019-08-24T21:39:59-07:00
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Mandatory Reporting, Patient Rights, And When Law Enforcement Should Intervene

The national news recently picked up a story that is close to home for me. Several weeks ago in Chandler, Arizona, children were removed from their home after a mother refused to take her unvaccinated child with a 105 degree fever to the hospital. Law enforcement was at the home for 3 hours trying to [...]

Mandatory Reporting, Patient Rights, And When Law Enforcement Should Intervene2019-03-31T22:27:31-07:00
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

TEDx Talk: Why I Changed My Mind On Vaccines

With the dangerous measles outbreak in Washington in 2019, I've been answering more questions about measles than usual, and have updated this post with important facts about measles and vaccines below my TEDx Talk. TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity The organizers of the Grand Canyon University TEDx event asked me to share my story about vaccinations. It was an [...]

TEDx Talk: Why I Changed My Mind On Vaccines2019-02-24T20:29:28-07:00
Monday, January 21, 2019

8 Facts Every Parent Should Know About The Flu This Year

It’s that time of year again, dreaded flu season. Hospitals, urgent cares, and primary care offices are full of sick patients, every nurse I know has chapped hands from washing a million times a day, and I think we all know some unfortunate family member or friend who has come down with it. Even I’ll [...]

8 Facts Every Parent Should Know About The Flu This Year2019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00
Monday, January 7, 2019

The Real Reason Your Pediatric Health Provider Wants You To Vaccinate Your Child

Since the day I wrote about my journey leaving the anti-vaccination movement, I have experienced the wrath of the anti-vaccination community. When I write about how important it is to vaccinate your child, I regularly receive comments like this: "It is worse than pre meditated MURDER to be telling people that vaccines are safe." "You cannot [...]

The Real Reason Your Pediatric Health Provider Wants You To Vaccinate Your Child2019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Your Kids Aren’t Dry Drowning (Because It’s Not Real)

I received a lot of great responses after publishing this post about dry drowning symptoms. So many parents are concerned about their children dry drowning, and it's been great to set some of those fears to rest. I've updated the end of this post with more water safety tips and a free printable — my hope [...]

Your Kids Aren’t Dry Drowning (Because It’s Not Real)2019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00
Monday, April 9, 2018

Medication for Infant Reflux? Why You Should Probably Pass

One of the most common concerns from parents of newborns revolve around the issue of reflux. “My baby has been spitting up – do you think she has reflux?” or “My baby has been fussy this week – do you think it’s because of reflux?” These are questions I hear all the time, both in [...]

Medication for Infant Reflux? Why You Should Probably Pass2019-07-15T19:52:37-07:00
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

5 Things I Learned At The NAPNAP Conference

Last week, I had the wonderful pleasure of going to Chicago to attend the 39th Annual National Conference on Pediatric Health held by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). The NAPNAP conference was truly excellent, and Chicago is such a lovable city! Being the Irish girl I am, I couldn’t resist going a [...]

5 Things I Learned At The NAPNAP Conference2019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00