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

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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

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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.
From The Critics
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: 11/5/2007
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. Worthy Enemies

1. Germinology: 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. Plagued: a Glossary of Diseases

II. Weapons in the War

4. Homeland Security: Our Natural Defenses against Germ Invasions

5. Germinators: Antibiotics as Miracle and Menace

6. Germinators II: Antivirals, Antifungals, Anti-parasitics

7. Vaccine Verisimilitude: Venerated, Vilified, Vindicated

8. Over-the-Counter or Over-the-Top: Symptom Relief

III. Wear Your 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 Mom-isms: Sleep, Stress, Weather, and Wardrobe, Exercise, and Everything Else

IV. Wisdom of the Ages

12. Prudent Paranoia: Common Sense

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2008

    Excellent School Nurse Resource

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2007

    Grandma knew it all along!

    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!).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2007

    A 'must have' book for parents

    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.

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