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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 are spreading 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 when it comes to navigating your kid's temperature. Trust me, I know. I’ve [...]

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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

Flu season is here! The sounds of coughing and hacking and the smell of Lysol have been inescapable at my office the past few weeks as influenza season has gotten underway in my part of Arizona. When I checked the CDC's FluView Report this week, I saw that the first case of pediatric death from [...]

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, November 13, 2014

US News & World Report: 4th Best Job in America

This week is National Nurse Practitioner Week! In celebration of the men and women who have dedicated their lives to this amazing field of work, I want to take this opportunity to better explain what nurse practitioners are and why we have such amazing jobs. (Hint: It looks like US News & World Report agrees [...]

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, 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 [...]

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, 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 [...]

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Welcome to Kid Nurse!

This week, my 90 year-old incredibly beautiful and independent great-grandmother was hospitalized. Despite the circumstance, it was a lovely opportunity to spend more one-on-one time with her. While my husband, Daniel, and I were visiting, the physicians in charge of her care came by, and as a nurse practitioner myself, we starting talking about her [...]