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What Is a Normal Body Temperature?

What’s a normal human body temperature? That’s a little more complicated than you might think. A family medicine physician explains what can cause temperature fluctuations, and when they’re cause for concern.

checking temperature with a digital thermometer

What To Do During the Children’s Medicine Shortage

This winter’s so-called “tripledemic” has led to a shortage of children’s pain relief medications. But not all colds and fevers require medication. A pediatrician explains, and shares alternatives for when your drugstore is out of liquid kids meds, as well as tips for helping ease your kiddo’s symptoms.

Mother giving child medicine to take with water.
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5 Methods to Safely Break a Fever

You can break a fever by getting plenty of rest, drinking fluids, using blankets if you have shivers or an ice pack if you’re too hot, and by taking medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

Person laying in bed with thermometer.