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February 2, 2015

 

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What is Ebola?

With no licensed Ebola vaccines, early recognition and care is necessary. Know the facts!

April 1, 2014

 

If you're taking your temperature with an oral thermometer and the reading is at or above 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit, you have a fever.

Feed A Fever, Starve A Cold?

Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.

April 29, 2013

 

Is it getting hot in here or is it just me?

Anatomy Of A Fever

Your body works hard to raise its temperature, but in the meantime, you get the chills. Why?

April 26, 2013

 

What is the highest fever you have ever had?

What Is The Point Of A Fever?

Why does the body go through such laborious misery when we're sick?

February 6, 2013

 

Make sure to drink plenty of fluids when you're sick!

Why Do You Become Dehydrated When Sick?

If you have a runny nose and a fever, you'll need to drink more to replace those lost fluids. But why?

March 17, 2011

 

I’m Sick But Is It Safe To Exercise?

Is there truth to the saying, "sweating out a cold?"

May 4, 2009

 

Mosquito Love Buzz

Is there any sound more annoying than the whine of a mosquito?

November 23, 2005

 

Colic

Babies cry. In fact, babies cry more in their first three months of life than at any other time. How much crying is normal? What amount is too much? By too much, I don’t mean too much for your ears to take, but excessive to the point of being symptomatic of something serious? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Flu Virus: The Unwelcome Guest

What we call “the flu bug” is really many different viruses. There are two main families: A and B, and both have many individual members, like Influenza A-Moscow, Influenza A-Panama and Influenza B-Sichuan.

September 27, 2003

 

Fevers and Fluids

When you have a cold or flu, the doctor (or Dr. Mom) may tell you to drink lots of fluids. But did they ever explain why you need to guzzle all that water and juice?The extra fluid helps prevent dehydration, which can make you feel even worse, and make it harder to get well.

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