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Cold Myths and Facts

Posted 11/17/2015 by UHBlog

If you're concerned your sniffles may be more than a cold, see us. On average, babies and young children catch five to seven colds and adults develop two to three annually – so the virus justifiably earns the moniker “the common cold.” Just as common as the persistent virus that can cause up to 10 days of congestion, headaches, cough, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat or a low-grade fever are the misconceptions surrounding it. Family medicine practitioner Christina Zarate Kolp...

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Alternative Health Approaches: 8 Myths and Facts about Colds

Posted 11/17/2015 by UHBlog

If you're concerned your sniffles may be more than a cold, see us. On average, babies and young children catch five to seven colds and adults develop two to three annually – so the virus justifiably earns the moniker “the common cold.” Just as common as the persistent virus that can cause up to 10 days of congestion, headaches, cough, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat or a low-grade fever are the misconceptions surrounding it. Naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist Lin...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Treating Fevers in Children

Posted 3/5/2015 by UHBlog

If at any time your child's fever alarms you, call your doctor. Almost nothing makes a parent feel more helpless than when their child is sick with a fever. Although your child looks miserable, that fever may actually be a good thing. "In the majority of kids who get fevers, it's just their body's response to an infection," says pediatric hospitalist Erin Frank, MD. "Parents think it's a bad thing for their child to have a fever, but it's a sign the body is working as it should." If your child...

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