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Why One Mom Thinks Every Child Should Be Vaccinated

In honor of National Infant Immunization Week, one of our own moms, Heather Duge, shares her story about considering modified immunizations for her baby, EllieKate, and ultimately what led her to choose the vaccine schedule her baby’s doctor recommended. This year’s measles outbreak, the largest one in 18 years, reminds me of the epidemic last […]

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Team Shayna’s Red Balloon Run & Ride Donations Benefit The Heart Center

In 2007, 15-month-old Shayna Strauss was diagnosed with congenital heart defects. Her mother Dawn spent 11 agonizing days hoping the cardiac specialists at Children’s Medical Center would be able to save Shayna’s fragile life. Since 2010, Shayna’s family has raised money for Children’s as part of the annual Red Balloon Run & Ride, co-presented by […]

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Bradley Barth, M.D. with Bodie Parra

Autoimmune Disease HSP Typically Includes Red Rash

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is a painful autoimmune disease where  the small blood vessels in the skin, intestines and kidneys are swollen and irritated. The main symptom is a rash that starts off as red spots and  within 3-6 days turns purple and looks like a bruise. When kindergarten started earlier this year, Bodie Parra’s chair was empty. The […]

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