The Common Cold!

The “cold” is actually caused by a virus.  The virus is transmitted in two ways: contact with infected hands or objects particles floating in the air How can you reduce the number and severity of colds? Keep your stress level down.  Increased stress has been associated with increased colds and symptoms. Always was hands throughly and frequently with soap and warm water. (It is important … Continue reading The Common Cold!

“Don’t Treat the Fever.”

By Russell J. Bunai, M.D. The rational management of fever requires understanding the nature of fever.  With rare exceptions, fever is the body’s protective response to illness, most commonly infection.  This appropriate or PHYSIOLOGICAL FEVER is what the body is doing right!  Fever helps the body survive the illness. Fever strengthens resistance to infection in a number of ways.  In order for a germ to cause … Continue reading “Don’t Treat the Fever.”