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Get the facts on fevers

Posted Jan 19 2011 11:23am

by kiwilog

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Nobody likes the chills, sweating, and general feeling of ickiness that comes from a fever, so it probably comes as a surprise that the ailment is actually the body’s way of trying to make you healthy after you’ve caught a bug. According to KIWI contributing editor and integrative pediatrician, Dr. Lawrence Rosen, fever is the result of the body trying to battle infection and inflammation, which is a good thing.

A good thing? Try telling that to a parent who’s been up all night tending toand worrying abouttheir sick kid. Fevers aren’t just uncomfortable; when they get high enough, they can become downright scary, sometimes even warranting a trip to the hospital.

But with the right knowledge and tools, managing a temperature doesn’t have to be intimidating. That’s where KIWI College’s free upcoming webinar, Overcoming the Fever Fear Factor, comes in: Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, a pediatrician and the author of Good Kids, Bad Habits will discuss the best ways to deal with the winter ailment. She’ll also set the facts straight on the best way to take your child’s temperature, plus the age-old myth of whether to feed a cold and starve a fever. Of course, there’ll be time for you to ask your burning (sorry!) questions, too.

Overcoming the Fever Fear Factor
with Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Wednesday, January 26th
11:00 A.M. EST/8 A.M. PST

Register today at kiwimagonline.com/college . Hurry, spaces are limited for this free event!

-Marygrace, staff writer

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