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DIY Hand Sanitizer & COVID-19 “Panic Buying”

If you’ve been to the store or looked online lately, you may have noticed that the virtual and real life shelves that used to be full of hand sanitizing products are bare. As one local store clerk remarked to me, “Panic buying is great for our business, but it’s terrible for the world.” So true. The person with a big stash of hand sanitizer might feel “prepared” for the COVID-19 pandemic after overbuying, but while that product just sits around in their cabinet, it’s not helping anyone.

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Fever Phobia: What Most Parents Don’t Know About Their Child’s Fever

Misconceptions about the dangers of childhood fever are very common. Many San Francisco parents lose sleep and experience unnecessary stress due to unwarranted concerns about the harmful side effects of fever in their children.

Fevers are part the body’s effort to activate the immune system, so they are one of our innate protective mechanisms. Most fevers are good for children because fevers help them to fight infection.

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