Month: September 2016

Three Questions to Ask Yourself When You can’t Get a Medical Diagnosis

I happen to have three children diagnosed with celiac disease, that lovely autoimmune condition where the presence of gluten in the intestine makes the body attack itself. No worries, they’re healthy, eating their gluten free fare with a smile, and five years in, we’re good. But it certainly wasn’t always that way. In fact, it …

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What’s with the HPV Vaccine in Israeli Schools? Or Why Should You Talk with your Preteen about Sexuality

The other day, my eighth grader brought home a letter from the school, which requested that I deny, or provide, my permission for her to receive the HPV vaccine, newly entered into the ‘basket’ of services. Spoiler alert, this will not be a post about whether or not to give your child the HPV vaccine, …

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