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how to be fearless from fear of catching disease?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Life coach: Life occasionally gives us challenges we do not have the skill set to overcome. You find a coach to teach you special skills for sports or crafts. You need to find a life coach/therapist to teach you the skills needed to handle this fear.

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