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Author Rotbart, Harley A.

Title Germ proof your kids : the complete guide to protecting (without overprotecting) your family from infections / Harley A. Rotbart.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : ASM Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  616.9 ROT    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  616.9 R74G    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  616.9041 R842G    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 380 pages ; 26 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary Parents' anxiety about their children contracting vicious germs and untreatable diseases is understandable. The news is filled with stories of resistant "superbugs", contaminated hamburger and spinach, bird flu, "flesh-eating" germs, and the West Nile Virus. In a world seemingly full of microscopic danger, where can concerned parents turn to protect their kids? Here, a respected pediatrician and infectious diseases expert brings common sense and real science to answer parents' most pressing questions about the warfare that germs are waging on their children. This book offers an accessible, comprehensive handbook for parents and physicians. By combining the latest scientific findings on disease prevention and treatment with Grandma's ages-old wisdom, Dr. Rotbart demystifies childhood infections.--From publisher description.
Contents Introduction : the germ theory versus my Mom's theory -- Acknowledgments -- [pt]. 1. Worthy enemies -- 1. Germiniology : know your enemy -- 2. Germ roots and germ routes : where they come from, where they go, and how they get from here to there -- 3. Plagues : a glossary of diseases -- [pt]. 2. Weapons in the war -- 4. Homeland Security : our natural defenses against germ invasions -- 5. Germinators : antibiotics as miracle and menace -- 6. Germinators 2 : antivirals, antifungals, antiparasitics -- 7. Vaccine verisimilitude : venerated, vilified, vindicated -- 8. Over-the counter or over the top : symptom relief -- [pt]. 3. Wear you boots in the rain -- 9. Sanitary sanity : personal, household, and community hygiene -- 10. From the fridge to the fringe : nutrition and nutritional supplements -- 11. Miscellaneous momisms : sleep, stress, weather, wardrobe, exercise, and everything else -- [pt]. 4. Wisdom of the ages -- 12. Prudent paranoia : common sense -- Appendix : Names and usages of drugs and vaccines -- Index.
Subject Microbiology -- Popular works.
Infection -- Popular works.
Microbiology -- Popular Works.
Communicable Diseases -- microbiology -- Popular Works.
Bacterial Infections -- Popular Works.
Virus Diseases -- Popular Works.
Infection Control -- Popular Works.
Immunity -- Popular Works.
Hygiene -- Popular Works.
Pediatrics -- Popular Works.
ISBN 9781555814274 alkaline paper
1555814271 alkaline paper
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