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Mono Recovery “My son was diagnosed with mono last week. He is scheduled for philmon with the scouts on June 13. He is a 6’5 and swims high school & the YMCA teams. How do I know if he is OK to go on this.” Assuming that you are referring to garden variety mono, caused…

Q: Once a person has had an anaphylactic reaction to a substance, will all subsequent exposures invariably lead to similar or worse reactions? There is no question that recurrent reactions can follow re-exposure. As it turns out, however, the probability as reported in the medical literature is considerably less, about 50% for bee stings, for…