High Priest of Public Health, Senator Richard Pan, Votes to Stop Penalizing Those Who Knowingly Spread HIV

Last week, the LA Times reported that The High Priest of Public Health, Senator Richard Pan, voted to stop penalizing those who knowingly expose others to HIV though unprotected sex. Under the bill, failing to disclose one has HIV or AIDS before engaging in unprotected sex will no longer be a felony. The bill would... Continue Reading →

What You Should Know If You’ve Ever Wondered If Your Child Had PANDAS or PANS (Even If Your Doctor Ruled It Out)

Despite its acknowledgement by the National Institute of Mental Health two decades ago and the estimated one in 200 children it impacts, proper recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of PANDAS and PANS continues to be an uphill battle for parents and their suffering children. One third of children see more than five doctors before being correctly diagnosed... Continue Reading →

My Son’s Autism Was Caused by Autoimmune Encephalitis and No, I Won’t “Accept” It.

Something highly unusual in the world of autism happened to my son last week. He received a diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis from a prominent and highly respected mainstream pediatric neurologist. Moreover, she stated this to be the cause of his autistic behaviors. Seven years after his devastating regression into autism, we finally have answers as... Continue Reading →

Walking in Quicksand

As I prepared for my firstborn's arrival, I had no doubt motherhood would suit me well. I had been taking care of babies since I was practically a baby myself and I adored kids. I'd easily managed the minor challenges I'd faced in my mostly charmed life. Hard work had always meant success, and I... Continue Reading →

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