Cristi is a pediatric nurse practitioner who absolutely loves working with children and their families. She has always known she wanted to work with children and has spent the last five years working on the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant unit at Duke University Hospital. She loves to work collaboratively with her patients and their families to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships.
Twinkly lights, candles, holiday trees, plants, ornaments, and other decorations are an important part of holiday celebrations. Besides being festive and fun, the decorations your family brings out every year can help children feel connected to family traditions. See tips from AAP on how to make sure your decorations are safe.
The first semester of school is nearing an end, kids are well into sports seasons, the weather is changing and the Holidays are upon us. While it may seem that the worst of the flu season is behind us, flu season is still in full swing. And it is not too late for you and...
Ashleigh Martin is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about the care of children from the newborn stage into young-adulthood. She has worked with children and families in some capacity since she was in high school. She believes strongly in providing evidence-based guidance and recommendations to help families make the best health decisions for their children.
Both the flu (influenza) and COVID-19 will be spreading this fall and winter, especially among people who are not vaccinated. The two contagious respiratory viruses cause similar symptoms, so it can be hard to tell them apart.
Choosing costumes, decorating pumpkins, and getting special treats brings joy to many children at Halloween. Some Halloween traditions may still look different this year to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. With increased vaccinations in kids and adults, trick or treating may be an option again. If you are concerned for the safety of your family however, there are still plenty of ways you can have fun while avoiding the fear of being exposed to or spreading the virus through trick or treating.
School is back in full swing, and among balancing homework, school sports and COVID-19 protocols, now is the time to start thinking about also protecting your children against the flu. The flu season usually starts in the fall and ends in the spring. When there is an outbreak of the flu, usually during the winter...