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fever

Why You Need a Thermometer

“Do you have a fever?” It is a simple question, with a simple answer. Either your body temperature is elevated or it isn’t. But, so often, when I ask this of someone or ask it about one of their children, the answer is, “yes.” “What was it?” I will ask (because it matters) and the […]

Measles: What You Need to Know

With all the news about measles and the controversy over vaccinations, it is useful to review the facts. WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO YOU GET IT? Measles (a.k.a. rubeola) is very contagious disease caused by a virus. Because it lives in the mucous in the nose and throat, it is spread in the same […]

How Tamiflu Affected Me

My son and I had the flu 2 weeks ago. I hadn’t had it in years. And yes, we did get flu shots but we just happened to be a few of the unlucky ones who get the flu anyway. We spiked fevers quickly, and aches and pains followed. My first instinct was to grin and bear […]

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