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A Mother’s Prayer — What to Do When It’s Really Hard

by Louise Kuo Habakus Do you have a sick child? Perhaps she’s chronically ill or suffers from pain or a disability that requires tremendous courage to make it through the day. Maybe he has a condition that’s rare or incurable or mysterious, and modern medicine comes up shockingly short. What’s a mom to do? The most heroic people I know are parents, and especially
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Why We Protect Religious Exemptions to Vaccines — Part 2

by Valerie Borek, Esq. In Part 1, we reviewed the ample and robust Constitutional support for religious exemptions. Now that we remember we have a Constitution, let’s look at what it’s protecting us from. And in Part 3, we explore more reasonable steps that can be taken before resorting to the most restrictive and extreme action: the removal of liberty and free choice. The analogy is
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Parents’ Legal Victory Over NYC Flu Shot Mandate: What Does It Mean?

by Robert J. Krakow, Esq. 12/21: Flu shot mandate for all kids just introduced in NYS Legislature Breaking news… 12/21/15 Predictably, on the heels of the judicial invalidation of the City of New York Board of Health’s rule mandating the influenza vaccine for some preschoolers, a State Assemblyman announced the introduction of legislation that would mandate the vaccine for all children in New York State
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NYC Flu Vax Mandate Shut Down

by Louise Kuo Habakus Court says NO to pre-K flu vax mandate Breaking news… 12/16/15… 3:30 pm. The City of New York is enjoined from enforcing the flu shot mandate for day care and preschool. Read the reply brief and order and decision. And read this commentary by litigator and vaccine injury expert Robert J. Krakow, Esq. explaining what this decision means. Legislature cannot be
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The OCD Cure You Haven’t Heard Of

by Kelly Brogan, MD “Every time I have the thought that I want to harm my husband, I have to spend about 15-20 minutes organizing the utensils in our drawer just perfectly. It’s exhausting and so disturbing. I love him more than anyone in the world.” For Amy, this was her daily reality, on 40mg of Prozac, when she presented to my office during
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For You… Because Giving Makes Us Happy

by Louise Kuo Habakus Note: Scroll down to read about Seth Godin’s The Thanksgiving Reader that you might want to share at one of your holiday dinners. Well, it’s Thanksgiving again It’s that time of year when we kick off the national Sprint of Insanity… the third week of November through year-end. If we could peer into our collective frazzled consciousness right about now, what
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Happy Conscious Holidays! Upgrading Santa

by Kelly Brogan, MD When I was a kid, my family really got into the theatrics of Christmas. My uncle or father would dress up as Santa Claus, complete with stuffed gut and husky voice, so that we kids could take a sneak peak at him while he unloaded our epic amounts of loot on Christmas Eve. I still remember the feeling of wanting
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CPS and Medical Marijuana — Episode 92

Listen to Fearless Parent Radio™ on Wednesdays at 7pm ET online on PRN.fm or by phone by dialing (401) 347-0456. Once the show has aired, listen on our Archived Shows page, iTunes, or Podbean. Check back here to keep tabs on our upcoming shows! #92 — CPS and Medical Marijuana ** November 25, 2015 Guests //Indra Lusero, Esq and Heather Thompson, PhD ** Host // Valerie Borek, Esq
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A Better Alternative to Health Insurance (Really!)

by Louise Kuo Habakus Note: We’ve gotten mostly fantastic feedback on this post about health care sharing ministries but a question is coming up. Why do some ministries exclude non-Christians or same sex married Christians or children born to mothers without paternal involvement? Those of you who know me won’t be surprised that these comments have kept me up the last couple of nights. So much so
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Pediatric Autoimmune & Neuropsych Disorders — Episode 90

Listen to Fearless Parent Radio™ on Wednesdays at 7pm ET online on PRN.fm or by phone by dialing (401) 347-0456. Once the show has aired, listen on our Archived Shows page, iTunes, or Podbean. Check back here to keep tabs on our upcoming shows! #90 — Pediatric Autoimmune & Neuropsych Disorders ** November 11, 2015 Guest // Heather Korbmacher, MED, NBCT ** Host // Carla Atherton Imagine that
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