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  • Severity of Lyme Disease

    Severity of Lyme Disease

    How serious is Lyme disease? Is it curable?

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  • Measles Vacine

    Measles Vaccine

    When should the measles vaccine be given? How effective is it?

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  • Treating Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac

    Treating Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac

    My boyfriend has had poison ivy for four days now and has been using Hydrocortisone to stop the itch. He claims that it will cure the rash. I refuse to see him until he sees a doctor. Am I…

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  • Fast Facts about the Chickenpox Vaccine

    Fast Facts about the Chickenpox Vaccine

    Chicken pox is caused by the Varicella-zoster virus. It is usually a mild infection, and not life-threatening. Although children with this virus may be miserable for several days, and miss a week of school or day-care (stranding parents at home), they will likely recover from the 250-500 itchy blisters with nothing more to show for […]

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  • Can you catch Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease twice?

    Can you catch Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease twice?

    My fourteen-month-old son recently had hand-foot-and-mouth virus. Is this something he can catch again, or will he be immune from future recurrences? It’s nice to have a place to ask non-urgent questions about the little ones, and as I…

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  • What is Croup

    What is Croup?

    What is croup?

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  • RSV and Croup

    RSV and Croup

    Several questions come to mind after reading what you wrote about RSV. What is the relationship, if any, between RSV and croup? What is croup anyway? How does one prevent it? What does one do if one’s child gets…

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  • Viruses and our Immune Systems

    Viruses and our Immune Systems

    How does our body protect us against viruses?

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  • Minimizing Risk of SIDS

    Minimizing the risk of SIDS

    Dr. Greene, I am terrified of SIDS. What can I do to prevent it and when can I stop worrying?

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