Germ Proof Your Kids

Germ Proof Your Kids

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by Harley A Rotbart
     
 

The inside source on germ defense—from antibiotics and vaccines to health foods and home remedies.

  • Provides an easy-to-use home reference book of childhood infections and methods of prevention and treatment
  • Includes valuable explanations of the array of defenses against germs and infections
  • Answers parents’ most

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Overview

The inside source on germ defense—from antibiotics and vaccines to health foods and home remedies.

  • Provides an easy-to-use home reference book of childhood infections and methods of prevention and treatment
  • Includes valuable explanations of the array of defenses against germs and infections
  • Answers parents’ most pressing questions, such as "Are vaccines safe?" and "What are the risks of antibiotics?"
  • Offers a wide array of approaches to infection prevention—from vaccines and vitamin supplements to antibiotics and air purifiers
  • Presents material in easy-to-read language, with a light and humorous tone for parents, while offering scientific information detailed and precise enough to satisfy the physician readers as well

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michael Wasserman, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a patient's guide to pediatric infectious disease, providing an understanding of the causes, prevention, and treatment of children's infections.
Purpose: The book is intended as a home reference for parents. The objectives are worthy, as the author is attempting to explain basic concepts to parents, while providing clear understanding of these principles.
Audience: The book is aimed at the lay public. It is not designed for practitioners.
Features: Information on microorganisms and the diseases they cause is presented. Prevention and treatment of infectious disease are also covered. Further, the author addresses numerous "momisms" such as "why do children need more sleep when they're sick?"
Assessment: The scientific information presented is clear, concise, and appropriately written for the lay public. Scientific studies are referenced and explained clearly. In those circumstances where the author is near the fringe of conventional medical wisdom, he explains his thinking in an understandable fashion. There are many self-help books for parents regarding all aspects of child care, including treatment of illnesses. This one is unique in its concentration on prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.
Reviewer: Michael Wasserman, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a patient's guide to pediatric infectious disease, providing an understanding of the causes, prevention, and treatment of children's infections.
Purpose: The book is intended as a home reference for parents. The objectives are worthy, as the author is attempting to explain basic concepts to parents, while providing clear understanding of these principles.
Audience: "The book is aimed at the lay public. It is not designed for practitioners. "
Features: Information on microorganisms and the diseases they cause is presented. Prevention and treatment of infectious disease are also covered. Further, the author addresses numerous "momisms" such as "why do children need more sleep when they're sick?"
Assessment: The scientific information presented is clear, concise, and appropriately written for the lay public. Scientific studies are referenced and explained clearly. In those circumstances where the author is near the fringe of conventional medical wisdom, he explains his thinking in an understandable fashion. There are many self-help books for parents regarding all aspects of child care, including treatment of illnesses. This one is unique in its concentration on prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555814274
Publisher:
ASM Press
Publication date:
11/05/2007
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

What People are saying about this

Stephen Berman
"Parents should read this book. In an entertaining and easy to understand way, Dr. Rotbart explains everything a parent needs to know about infections. This is a terrific book!"--(Stephen Berman, M.D., F.A.A.P., Professor of Pediatrics, Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and author of Pediatric Decision Making)
Marianne Neifert
"Whether you are a new or seasoned parent, invisible threats to your child's welfare can leave you feeling anxious and powerless. Let GERM PROOF YOUR KIDS! be your trusted ally when your child is in the throes of an illness or another disease outbreak makes headline news. Dr. Harley Rotbart-a knowledgeable pediatrician, distinguished professor, internationally recognized infectious disease specialist, and experienced parent-knows first-hand the havoc germs can wreak on our children, families, and society. Translating complex scientific concepts into practical, easily readable, and entertaining information, Dr. Rotbart equips parents to understand a vast array of infections and how they are spread, to comply with prescribed treatments and preventive immunization schedules, and to reduce the number of illnesses that children acquire. Read GERM PROOF YOUR KIDS! cover-to-cover or use it as a handy reference guide to look up specific germs, diseases, or treatments affecting your own child. This clear and comprehensive resource will dispel your germ phobias, bring clarity to today's alphabet-soup of infectious disease threats, and arm you with empowering perspective, prudence, and common sense."--(Marianne Neifert, M.D. (Dr. Mom®), pediatrician, bestselling author of the Dr. Mom books, speaker and magazine columnist)
Barton Schmitt
"Allow Dr Rotbart to guide you through our germy world, separating fact from fiction. Follow his expert advice on how to prevent and treat the infections of childhood."--(Barton Schmitt, M.D., F.A.A.P., Professor of Pediatrics, author of the bestselling Your Child's Health, and winner of the Pediatric Education Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics)
Donald Schiff
"Definitely the book to buy to find up-to-the-minute information parents want on everyday childhood infections, their prevention and treatment."--(Donald Schiff, M.D., F.A.A.P., Professor of Pediatrics, Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics and author of A Guide to Your Child's Symptoms)

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Meet the Author

Dr. Harley Rotbart is Professor and Vice Chairman of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital of Denver, where he has practiced, taught, and researched Pediatric Infectious Diseases for the past 25 years. He has been selected to Best Doctors in America every year since 1996, written more than 175 professional publications on infections in kids, and won numerous national and international awards for research and teaching. He lives in Denver with his wife Sara and their 3 teenage kids.

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Germ Proof Your Kids 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Rotbart's book is an awesome resource for school nurses on the front lines of infection control and identification. He combines humor with up-to-date information to create a truly enjoyable read. This book should be in every school nurse's library! C. Mattern, BSN, Certified School Nurse
Guest More than 1 year ago
GERM PROOF YOUR KIDS tackles all the tough questions about kidsâ¿¿ infections. Vaccine safety, antibiotic abuse, antibacterial soaps, miracle cures for the common cold, health foods, homeopathy, how many infections should make me worry about my kidsâ¿¿ immunity, and can my kids play soccer when theyâ¿¿re sick are just a few. There are almost 400 pages of guidance for every conceivable germ question that a parent may have. I think this is the most valuable book on my shelf right now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I¿m the grandmother of six. Just as the newspapers have become full of stories about ¿Superbugs¿, this wonderful book hit the shelves and answered all of my questions. Dr. Rotbart¿s writing is funny and wise. I love the way he puts the advice he got from his mom about germ defense (the same advice I gave to my kids) to scientific scrutiny ¿ and guess what?! Mom and Grandma turn out to be pretty smart after all. I¿ve sent the book to my adult kids to help them raise my grandkids (and to show them how brilliant I was as a mom!).