Mom, what is the one thing you can’t live without?” My six-year-old son asked me out of nowhere one day. Air? Water? It was a more interesting riddle than usual. “Love.” He said proudly, not waiting for me to answer. Wow. He’s right. Love. But if it is the one thing you can’t live without, why are we so afraid of it in medicine – a field that sustains life? Doctors seldom use the word ...

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When I walked into the exam room, the mom was almost crying because her son’s fever wouldn’t go down. I already knew that this was a simple virus – the kind that gives a high fever for a few days and then a rash. This mom was from Brazil, however, where this sort of infection is barely seen. In Brazil, a high fever that won’t go down equals a good chance ...

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