Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus

Guest Post by Dr. Fern Crist Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus – What Do We Really Know?...more

A Biblical Perspective on Vaccinations

Feline Vaccinations – Walking Through the Minefield

Guest Post by Fern Crist, DVM...more

Security in your Parenting Choices

The past couple days, I really feel like my blog topics are lacking, I must admit I have been pre occupied with my actual life, family, and children to really put the thought I want to into the topics of my list for the time being.  Today, I am digging back into my list and my roots to talk about an issue that all parents will see at one time of their life once they become a parent and that is dealing with security in the choices you have made for your child....more

A Verdict on the Vaccination Boogeyman

Have you ever wondered why, exactly, vaccines are erroneously associated with autism? I'll tell you: In 1998, Dr. Andrew Wakefield held a press conference to announce that his research had revealed a possible link between the MMR vaccine and autism. He published his findings in the respected independent medical journal The Lancet, and spent the next few years promoting his vaccine-autism "concerns" through media outlets like the TV news magazine 60 Minutes....more

Great post!  No offense to any parents of children with autism, but I think some people ...more

H1N1 and Infertility

The convergence of H1N1 and the upcoming movie, 2012, has brought out the eternal debate--how will life on earth end as we know it? Will it be a virus or massive flu that spreads through the population, leaving behind only a small subsection of those with immunity (because aren't there always some people with immunity--usually highly attractive people with great make-up or biceps--when these things play out in the movies)? ...more

Getting the vaccine, getting the vaccine!  You certainly don't want to get them H1N1 ...more

Flu shots and you

Each year I get my seasonal flu shot. I never want to get the shot or the flu. I tell my kids it doesn't hurt, but they know better now. I get vaccinated because I am hopeful that developing immunity against the flu will help keep my family and friends healthier too....more

Mommy Week in Review: H1N1 vaccines and what we can control, and your magic number for hiring help

Are you planning to vaccinate your little one for H1N1? ...more

I got a flu vaccine once about 10 years ago to protect my preemie from any nasty flu I might ...more

Get That Woman a Sticker: my vaccine decision journey

I did something I never thought I’d do, especially after all the letters I’d written, the calls I made, the interviews I had, not to mention shoving my post-partum body in a pre-pregnancy suit, strapping my three-month old baby to my chest and hoisting a stroller down the steps of the state Capitol, to testify against this vaccine mandate in front of the Senate Health Committee. ...more

Should the Vaccine Schedule Change for a Special Needs Child?

I did something I never thought I’d do, especially after all the letters I’d written, the calls I made, the interviews I had, not to mention shoving my post-partum body in a pre-pregnancy suit, strapping my three-month old baby to my chest and hoisting a stroller down the steps of the state Capitol, to testify against this vaccine mandate in front of the Senate Health Committee. ...more