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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

Fevers: When Cancer Becomes an Emergency

A fever may not send most people to the doctor’s office. But for a cancer patient, fever, along with weakness and pain, could signal an infection – and may prompt a visit to the emergency room. When a person’s immune system is compromised because of cancer and its treatments, it’s harder to rebound, even from … Read More

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