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Cystic Fibrosis – A Boy Named Azer 

Living with any chronic medical condition can be exhausting, especially so with Cystic Fibrosis. But few understand just what it is or what it is like to live with it. Here is a blog kept by the mother of a 10-year-old boy with Cystic Fibrosis – Azer.

Children’s Bad Bug Book – Foodborne Illness 

Bugs in Food – not a good thought. If you were in my office, and I needed to talk to your child about keeping food clean from bad bugs, this is what you would hear. I’m just glad somebody wrote it down before I needed to do it.

What Do I Do About Flu? 

The “Flu” a guide for parents. Here is a great link to the CDCs (Center For Disease Control) pamphlet about how to deal with life when your child: gets, is exposed to, doesn’t want to get or is worried about – the “flu.”

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Immunization Schedule: 7 to 18 Years 

This is a link to a printable version of the childhood immunization schedule (seven to eighteen years of age) published by the CDC and AAP.


Immunization Schedule: Birth to Six 

2013 Immunization schedule that can be printed out. From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)


Andy Gets A Flu Shot 

I’ve never watched Ellen but once for about 5 minutes while channel surfing, however while researching for an article about flu shots I ran across this clip which just begs to be seen – and he didn’t even cry.

Aspergers Syndrome: 12 Year Old Blogger 

In researching for another article I stumbled upon the wonderfully insightful blog of a twelve-year-old (now thirteen) boy with Aspergers Syndrome – “Words I’d Use to describe myself before my diagnosis.” His posts are not only well written, but are refreshingly frank and sometimes quite humorous – even if he doesn’t realize it.

Head Injury: Broken Arrow Boy 

Talk about an example of endurance, here is the story (in story book form) of a Broken Arrow, Oklahoma cub scout with a head injury. He accidentally got an arrow pushed into his head but recovered from frontal lobe injuries during months of hospital treatment. “The Broken Arrow Boy.”

Nearly All Online Pharmacies Are Fake! 

If you are anything even close to me, there are a handful of types of unsolicited emails that you constantly need to delete as spam – one of them is the online pharmacies. Here is a web-site where you can check out any on-line pharmacy and report them if you’ve been scammed. (more…)

Rare Disease Day 

Almost six years ago the European alliance of rare disease patient organizations (Eurordis) launched the very first Rare Disease Day – 29th of February – as a bid to merely raise awareness for the challenges faced by rare disease patients, families, health professionals, researchers, members of industry and government stakeholders.

What Was Wrong With Tiny Tim? 

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” contained the character of a small boy on a crutch named “Tiny Tim” who “had his limbs supported by an iron frame.” (more…)