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BRONCHIOLITIS Dec 28th, 2019

Bronchiolitis is one of the most common illnesses children, especially under age two, can get.  For parents of younger children, it can be quite scary, but the overwhelming majority of children recover relatively quickly and without complications.    What is bronchiolitis? Bronchiolitis is an infection in the part of the...

MEASLES May 21st, 2019

What are measles? Measles, also known as rubeola, is caused by a virus. It is an infectious disease that causes a red rash across the skin, fever, and with no cure, it can lead to permanent brain damage and/or death. Prior to the measles vaccine, over 2 million people around...

TESTOSTERONE Dec 24th, 2018

What is testosterone? It is a sex hormone that is produced by the testes under the control of hormones that come from the pituitary gland which sits right above your nose.  Testosterone is not only needed to turn boys into men, it is also needed to produce sperm. Women also...

FEVER Dec 23rd, 2018

What is a fever: A fever is anything over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius. Anything less than that is not considered a fever in the medical field.   How to take a body temperature: RECTAL: This is the most accurate temperature because it is closest to the core body...