Author: Nancy M. Silva, MD, FAAP
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About Nancy M. Silva, MD, FAAP

I'm a Board Certified Pediatrician. I've been in practice since 2000. I'm happily married with two children. I graduated Medical School from the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY. My Pediatric Residency training was at University of South Florida, College of Medicine. I've been in private practice since 2000. As a medical student, I had the privilege to care for children at Kings County Hospital & Downstate Medical Center in urban Brooklyn. As a resident, I cared for children at Tampa General Hospital & All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. These experiences helped shape the Pediatrician I am today.

Fully Vaccinated? No Mask Needed with Exceptions

CDC’s Updated Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

On May 13, 2021, the CDC updated their Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.  The CDC states the science shows that breakthrough COVID-19 illness in fully vaccinated individuals is limited and most breakthrough infections resulting in asymptomatic or mild

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Lavender and tea tree oils may have negative side effects in children.  These oils may increase estrogen activity while inhibiting androgen activity.  Estrogen is the female sex hormone. Androgen is the male sex hormone.  Essentially, lavender and tea tree essential

Best Christmas TV Show Guide

Christmas, Christmas TV, Rudolph, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, family time
Christmas, Christmas TV, 25 Days of Christmas, tv guide, Christmas TV Guide, show, family time, family fun, Chirstmas TV Shows, holidays, family, family time, movies, Netflix, 
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Christmas Television Shows – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Best Christmas TV Variety 2018

The best Christmas TV shows are a great time for family time. There are multiple opportunities to get together, share, and talk about family values and learn some valuable life lessons while watching them.  There are many READ MORE

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