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Published on August 09, 2016

“Temperature Tantrum” on WATR to Focus on Fevers in Children

small Temperature Tantrum artWATERBURY, Conn. (August 9, 2016)
─ Don’t get fever phobia! It’s hard to see your child suffer through a fever, and it can be difficult to determine whether your child requires a doctor’s visit, or even a trip to the emergency room. Fevers themselves are generally not dangerous or harmful, but what causes high temperatures in kids may be.

As parents prepare to send their children back to school, Saint Mary’s Spirit of Women network is focusing on this common pediatric health issue by sponsoring, “Temperature Tantrum,” a special edition of the hospital’s “Medically Speaking” radio series on WATR 1320 AM. Join program host Robin Sills, RN, Physician Liaison, for an interview with pediatrician Karen Kennedy, MD, as they talk about the signs and symptoms of fever and when to see a doctor. The program airs on Friday, August 12 from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Dr. Kennedy will share tips on the best way to take a child’s temperature, and what to do when a fever spikes. As always, listeners are welcome to call the studio line at 203-757-1320 with questions during the show.

Live streaming is available at If you miss this or other episodes of “Medically Speaking,” you’ll find them on Saint Mary’s podcast. Go to and search “Medically Speaking to download it for free.

About Saint Mary’s Hospital

Saint Mary’s Hospital is a Catholic, not-for-profit, acute care, community teaching hospital that has served Greater Waterbury since 1909 and is now a member of Trinity Health – New England. Licensed for 347 beds, Saint Mary’s is designated as a Level II Trauma Center, offers award-winning cardiac and stroke care and houses the region’s only pediatric emergency care unit. As the leading provider of surgical services in Greater Waterbury, Saint Mary’s was the first to introduce the daVinci® Robotic Surgery System. The hospital’s satellites and affiliates extend from Waterbury to Wolcott, Cheshire, Naugatuck, Southbury, Prospect and Watertown. Visit for more information and follow us on Facebook at SaintMarysHospitalCT and Instagram and Twitter at @SaintMarysCT.

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