1887

Germ Proof Your Kids: The Complete Guide to Protecting (without Overprotecting) Your Family from Infections

Author: Harley A. Rotbart1
VIEW AFFILIATIONS HIDE AFFILIATIONS
Affiliations: 1: University of Colorado, School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Denver, Denver, Colorado
Content Type: Trade
Format: Paperback
Publication Year: 2008

Category: General Interest

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Ebook: Choose a downloadable PDF or ePub file. Chapter is a downloadable PDF file. File must be downloaded within 48 hours of purchase

Buy this book:
Buy

Parents feel incredible anxiety about their children contracting nasty germs and untreatable diseases. News sources are increasingly filled with stories of contaminated hamburger, Bird flu, common colds, and the West Nile virus. In a world seemingly full of microscopic danger, where can concerned parents turn to protect their kids? Finally, 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.

Germ Proof Your Kids: The Complete Guide to Protecting (without Overprotecting) Your Family from Infections, is the inside source on germ defense – from antibiotics and vaccines to health foods and home remedies. Written by internationally respected pediatrician and infectious diseases specialist Harley Rotbart, Germ Proof Your Kids offers an accessible, comprehensive handbook for parents and physicians. By combining the latest scientific findings on disease prevention and treatment with the ages-old wisdom of Mom and Grandma, Dr. Rotbart demystifies childhood infections. While written for parents, this volume also serves as a perfect office manual for physicians, providing the up-to-date, concise information that doctors need to educate parents about germs and the best available treatment options.

  • 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?"
  • Presents 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
  • Presents relevant information for kids of all ages, from the crib through college

Book Summary

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/10.1128/9781555814274/fm8.html?itemId=/content/book/10.1128/9781555814274.fm8&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah

Click Here to Take a Look

image of Germ Proof Your Kids

Doody Enterprises

21 September 2013

At A Glance

Parents feel incredible anxiety about their children contracting nasty germs and untreatable diseases. In a world that seems full of microscopic danger, where can concerned parents turn to protect their kids? Finally, 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.

In Germ Proof Your Kids: The Complete Guide to Protecting (without Overprotecting) Your Family from Infections, internationally respected pediatrician and infectious diseases specialist Harley Rotbart offers an accessible, comprehensive handbook for parents and physicians. By combining the latest scientific findings on diseases and treatments with the value of home remedies and Grandma's wisdom, Dr. Rotbart demystifies childhood infections.

This easy-to-read book brings together in one place most everything parents need to know about kids' infections. While written for parents, this volume also serves as a perfect office manual for physicians. By providing up-to-date, concise information on the most prevalent infections and infectious diseases, this book will help doctors educate parents about germs and the best treatment options available to them.

"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. 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, MD (Dr. Mom), pediatrician, author, speaker and mother of five

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.

Doody's Review Service

Reviewer: Michael Wasserman, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)

Review Date: Unknown

©Doody’s Review Service

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Please check the format of the address you have entered.
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error