On July 27ththe Wall Street Journal published an article titled China’s Vaccine Scandal. Parents in China have led protests on behalf of their children. I read through the article noting several paragraphs. Over the past couple of weeks parents in China have learned that a compulsory public-health program injected an unknown number of… Continue reading Two Different Viewpoints on Faulty Vaccines
From spring to fall the garden is a place of wonder, amusement and challenge. Here are thirteen examples. The tulips are one of the first blooms in my yard. The scent of the lily of the valley is pleasing. I love how the little bells peek out from the green fronds. This is the flower… Continue reading Garden Notes: The Plants, Animals and Pests in My Yard
In the introduction to the book, Modern Mothers in the Heartland, a speech by Dr. Caroline Hedger is referenced. In 1920 Dr. Caroline Hedger gave a speech entitled, “The Relation of Health to Progress”. Like reformers of the time she was calling attention to the health of women and children. A broad coalition of public… Continue reading Reflecting on Childbirth Practices: Will We See More Respect for Midwives?
Parents have differing opinions about childhood vaccines. That is okay. I am a nurse and my children received the recommended vaccines in the 1980s and 1990s. But my daughter had vaccine reactions and eventually developed fibromyalgia. Because of my family’s experience with vaccine reactions I support informed consent and parent involvement in decisions about vaccines.… Continue reading Required Vaccine Safety Reports Were Not Done
During the second half of the 19thcentury many immigrants came to the United States to work in textile mills, copper mines, factories and quarries. Often the Church was the center of their community life. Between 1886 -1888 a Finnish Lutheran Church was built in Jacobsville, Michigan. The bell tower of this church has an… Continue reading Visiting the Little Church in the Woods