Pending Vaccine Bill

Dear Shalva families, I know this is a very stressful time for you as the vote for the pending bill eliminating religious exemption for vaccines is being voted on. Please know that as an Integrative Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a member of the Shalva team I will do everything...
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Natural Allergy Relief

With Spring around the corner, and winter illness almost behind us, allergy season will soon be here. Though spring time is notoriously known as  allergy season, any time of year can bring on allergy symptoms. Allergies are due to a hypersensitivity of the immune system causing...
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Whether a Cold or Flu, Prevention is the Key

Though spring is just around the corner, Flu season is just at its peak.  How can you tell if it is a cold or just the Flu ? Tips to prevent the Flu and other upper respiratory infections. Good hand washing Avoid touching the inside of your eyes, nose and mouth Cough and sneeze...
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Swimmer’s Ear

  Swimmer’s Ear by Cindy Wechsler APRN Swimmer’s ear (aka otitis externa) is an infection of the ear canal. It is most commonly caused by water getting trapped in the ear canal.  Prevalence is generally during the summer months when kids have an increased opportunity to...
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Summer Safety Checklist for Kids

Summer Sun Safety for Kids: When it comes to protecting your kids from the sun, sunscreen plays an important role. But sunscreen is just one of the ways to guard against the sun’s damaging rays. Because the sun’s rays can reflect off of the sand and water or other...
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