This is an A to Z guide for illness and wellness. It is the handbook that every parent should have, and is essential not only for the parents, but also for teachers, daycare providers and anyone caring for children. The book combines advice from the authors' traditional, western medicine training as M.D.s with information for practicing a more holistic approach to children's health. By embracing a fuller spectrum of health care options, the authors have discovered that not only can some natural treatments be curative, but also preventative. Each common ailment listed in the book is covered in detail with a lengthy description, list of potential causes, expected course of the illness, information on its contagiousness, home care, prevention, homeopathic remedies and information on when to call a health-care provider.Rubin, Jerry is the author of 'Naturally Healthy Kids Integrating Conventional and Holistic Treatments for Common Illnesses of Children', published 2007 under ISBN 9780977394920 and ISBN 0977394921.