11/13/2014 05:15 pm ET Updated Nov 13, 2014

When Not To Go To The Doctor

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A few weeks ago, I took my 3-month-old to the pediatrician because she wasn’t eating. When I walked in, the receptionist warned me: “Oh, we’ve got a ton of sick kids in here right now.” Awesome, I thought. Commence obsessive hand sanitizing. But of course, we were in a doctor’s office in the middle of October -- what did I expect?

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