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Heat Illness and the Heat Index

Kids don’t adapt to extreme temperatures as well as adults. They generate more metabolic heat per mass when active, have a reduced capacity to sweat, and their high surface area to body mass ratio means they absorb more heat from the environment. When … Continue reading

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Thermometers

Everyone has a temperature. Not everyone has a fever. Taking your child’s temperature helps you and the pediatrician make decisions about your child’s condition and recommended treatment. A rectal temperature is recommended for children under 2 months of age. There … Continue reading

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