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

What You Should Know About Dirty Lemon Wedges at Restaurants

Lemon or lime wedges can perk up your drink or add a touch of flavor to your water in a restaurant. However, those drink garnishes can easily be contaminated with bacteria. Depending on whether they wear gloves or wash their hands carefully, restaurant employees can spread bacteria when they prepare the slices. “People enjoy having … Read More

13 Vaccines That Save Lives Around the World

Vaccines are one of the greatest medical advances in the history of mankind. They are up there with the development of antibiotics, clean sanitation and the X-ray. Immunizations prevent sickness, disabilities and death and have eradicated some deadly diseases.

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5 Common Flu Vaccine Questions

Trying to decide whether or not to get your flu shot this year? Maybe you have questions about why exactly you need to get the vaccination every year, when’s the best time to do it, or if there are nasty side effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides some answers. 5 common … Read More

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