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“Everyone is Sick”…But What is it and Does it Matter?

RSV has been in the news lately because of rising incidence, likely secondary to lack of exposure over the past couple of years. One of the only benefits of a shut down is the lack of exposure to germs, and it seems we are paying the price now. I keep hearing the phrase, “Everyone is […]

How to Treat Covid at Home

For the vast majority of people, Covid symptoms will be mild to moderate and will clear in a few days. Most people will feel better within a week. But, it is Covid, so you’ll just have to suffer through whatever you experience and be grateful it isn’t worse, right?? Wrong. While Covid feels like a mystery, […]

5 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat When You are Sick

Feed a cold, starve a fever. Or, is it, feed a fever, starve a cold? I can never remember, so I usually just go with my taste buds and feed both. But, what should you be eating when you are sick? Chicken soup would be the top hit if I surveyed a bunch of people. Toast or […]

Why is My Tempertature So Low?! Am I Cold-Blooded?

Most of us ususally only check our tempertures when we’re sick. But now with Covid, we’re getting temperature checks regulary. Recently, I noticed that my temperature was lower than it once was and worried…is this normal?! Am I cold-blooded? So asked Dr. Karen Latimer to explain: Dr. Karen Latimer: Yes, it is normal! Adult body temperatures are now about one degree lower. A recent study showed that the normal […]

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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