Natural Treatment of Contact Dermatitis

Most of us have been anxiously awaiting the change in season from winter to spring, especially since we have been stuck inside due to the COVID-19. The warmer weather allows for opening windows and spending more time outdoors. Getting fresh air, sunshine and exercise is wonderful...
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We Are in This Together!!!

As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and a member of the Shalva team, my goal is to keep your kids healthy and you at ease. I am here to support you with any concerns you have regarding your children during this COVID 19 pandemic.  If you have questions about your kiddos feeling...
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Caring For Yourself Through COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created collective trauma unlike the world has ever seen. Entire communities, states, and even countries have been locked down. Some have been in quarantine or lockdown for weeks, for others it’s just begun in the last week. Many of us know, or will...
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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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Ozone Therapy for Herpes / Cold Sores

By Dr. Ellen Lewis First of all, let’s drop the stigma of “herpes”. It’s one of the more common infections people will encounter and it doesn’t serve you to dwell on it. Whether you have had an actual outbreak, or recently tested positive on an...
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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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Autoimmune Disease: What it is, how to find it, and how to get help

What is Autoimmune Disease?  Your body’s immune system is an army that protects against and fights off outside invaders like viruses, bacteria, and other disease-causing agents. It does this in a number of ways, but one of the key components of your body’s initial responses to a...
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Men’s Health

I remember during my clinical training being told that men generally don’t prioritize doctor visits unless: a) Something feels terribly wrong b) Prostate-related complaints spring up c) Sexual dysfunction ensues or; d) Their partner drags them in! Fair enough, I certainly get it....
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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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