Your Child’s Fevers: 5 Common Myths Debunked

Does a fever always mean your child is seriously ill? Not necessarily, says pediatrician David Hornick, MD. “Many parents think a fever is caused directly by a virus or bacteria, but it’s actually caused by your child’s immune system fighting the germ,” he says. Germs don’t like higher temperatures. That’s why your body will send … Read More

Don’t Fall Prey to Winter Perils

Forging through snow and ice and cold is challenging in the winter and can lead to physical peril. Find out what you can do to avoid injuries and health problems. Check out the following tips from Family Medicine doctor Michael Rabovsky, MD, Interim Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine in the Medicine Institute and Medical Director … Read More

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It’s Rare, but Colds Can Increase Stroke Risk in Kids

When they have a cold, kids may sniffle or mope and miss a day or two of school.  But on very rare occasions, a new study says colds in children may pose a more serious threat: an increased risk of stroke. Study looks at links between infection and stroke In general, childhood stroke is very … Read More

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Colds and Asthma: The Season for Wheezing

When weather turns cool and the kids are cooped up in school, parents often find themselves facing colds. Most kids recover with plenty of rest and fluids, but some kids get really sick. One thing parents shouldn’t ignore is wheezing — a whistling sound during exhalation — with colds. Recurrent wheezing may signal asthma, and … Read More