Search Results for: "immunizations"

  • Smiling Boy

    Sinusitis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Acute bacterial sinusitis, Chronic bacterial sinusitis, Subacute bacterial sinusitis Introduction to sinusitis: That runny nose and cough just won’t go away… Perhaps your child has a sinus infection. Sinusitis is a common problem in children. Nevertheless, it is often over-diagnosed in children with green runny noses, and missed in children who really have […]

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  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Sickle Cell Anemia: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Hemoglobin S Introduction to sickle cell anemia: Normal red blood cells are soft, gel-like discs that can squish as needed to slip through the tiny capillaries of the body. In sickle cell disease, the red blood cells are brittle. What is sickle cell anemia? Sickle cell disease is caused by a genetic variation […]

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  • Otitis Media with Effusion (OME)

    Otitis Media with Effusion (OME): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Serous otitis media, secretory otitis media, silent otitis media, ear infection, silent ear infection Introduction to otitis media with effusion: Parents are often surprised to learn that their child has an ear infection. The infection is discovered during a visit for another purpose altogether. Even though silent ear infections cause no obvious symptoms, […]

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  • Rubella

    Rubella: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: German measles, Congenital rubella syndrome, Third disease, French measles, False measles, Scarlatina morbillosa, Hybrid measles Introduction to rubella: How tragic when a mild illness, scarcely worse than a cold, can cause such devastating effects on babies. Young parents, beware! What is rubella? Rubella is one of the classic rash illnesses of childhood. In […]

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  • Tetanus

    Tetanus: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Lockjaw Introduction to tetanus: Even though the bacteria that cause tetanus are common in the United States, the tetanus vaccine has made tetanus infections rare. Nevertheless, tetanus remains a major worldwide cause of illness and death. What is tetanus? Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is caused by a toxin created by a bacterium found […]

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  • Mumps

    Mumps: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Epidemic parotitis. Introduction to mumps: Mumps has been a common disease for centuries. Hippocrates wrote about it almost 2500 years ago. It’s not all that serious an illness. It doesn’t even affect male fertility the way that most people think. So why was a vaccine developed? Well, about 1/3 of the men who […]

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  • Pertussis

    Pertussis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Whooping cough, Bordatella pertussis Introduction to pertussis: I stood outside the closed door of the hospital room where an adorable 6-week-old baby lay all alone in her crib. As I scrubbed my hands in the sink outside the isolation room, an electronic monitor allowed me to hear her breathing peacefully. Suddenly the quiet […]

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  • Respiratory Distress

    Respiratory Distress: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Breathing difficulty, Shortness of breath, Acute respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS Introduction to respiratory distress: Is your child’s breathing ok? A child who has significant breathing difficulty needs immediate medical care. What signs should a parent look for? What is respiratory distress? Respiratory distress is the name given whenever a child’s respiratory system is […]

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  • Rabies

    Rabies: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Hydrophobia Introduction to rabies: The vampire myth may have been inspired by the reality of a severe rabies epidemic in Hungary from 1721 to1728. Rabies may be transmitted by the bite of infected bats, wolves, other animals, or people. People with rabies are extra-sensitive to light, water, strong odors (garlic), and may refuse […]

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  • Polio

    Polio: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related polio concepts: Paralytic polio Introduction to polio: In 1988, polio still ravaged about 350,000 people each year, causing damage that will last for the rest of their lives. The World Health Organization, UNICEF, the CDC, and Rotary International saw that polio could be entirely eradicated from the world. By the turn of the millennium, […]

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