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 for our optimal health. Enjoying nature by engaging in outdoor activities such as  walks, hiking and gardening are a welcomed way to spend a day. Spending time outdoors also exposes us to parts of nature that can cause some grief and discomfort. Poison ivy, oak and sumac all have chemical irritants called urushiol oil. Most people are allergic to the oil and when they come in contact with it can develop a blistery, itchy rash. The rash is not contagious nor is it harmful, just uncomfortable. You will break...
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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 stressed/anxious, not sleeping, immune support, optimal nutrition for kids or you just want to chat with someone who knows the ins and outs of raising kids, I am here for you. Please feel free to reach out and schedule a free 30 minute telemedicine consult with me to address any questions you have. Together, we will get through this.      
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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 know, someone who is impacted or high risk for complications, or it may even be us. We’re all adjusting to new, restricted, and isolated ways of life, many even losing jobs and income. This trauma is both personal and public, close to home and widespread.  The silver lining is that, for the first time in a long time, our interconnectedness is shining through. Though we may play different roles, live differently, and have different resources, we are all in this together. The world as a whole is rising to this...
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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 in my power to keep your kids safe. If the bill does pass, we as a team will work together to provide the safest vaccines along with pre and post vaccine protocols to minimize any potential adverse reactions your child(ren) may experience. Please know that I am here to support you in any way that I can. In health, Cindy Wechsler, APRN CPNP Integrative Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
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