Infection Related Articles & Blog Posts

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

    Introduction to cough: Your home calms at night, the children are tucked into bed – but then loud coughing replaces the silence. It’s impressive that a body so small can cough so loud. What is a cough? Coughing is an important part of the body’s defense system. It forcefully propels unwanted invaders up and out […]

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    Cold Sores: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Fever Blisters, Herpes Labialis, Secondary Herpes Introduction to cold sores: Kids often feel the tingling before you can see the sore. If your child has a cold sore, he is likely to have them again and again before he grows up. You will want to learn what to expect and what to do. […]

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    Common Cold: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Upper respiratory tract infection, URI, Nasopharyngitis, Viral rhinosinusitis. Introduction to a common cold: It’s called the “common cold” for a reason. Your child will probably have more colds than any other type of illness. Most kids have had eight to ten colds by their second birthdays and they continue throughout childhood (and their […]

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  • Body Art

    Body Art

    Tattoos and body piercing continue to become more popular. The largest study yet of this subject, published in the January 2002 issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings,  reports that now most university undergraduates probably have some type of body piercing (not including earlobes).

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  • College and Meningitis

    College and Meningitis

    When your child first packs up and heads off for college, it is a bittersweet moment. How horrible if meningitis were to make the separation permanent. The first year is the critical time. Freshmen living in dormitories are at the greatest risk — more than 7 times higher than undergraduates in general — according to […]

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  • Fast Facts about Yogurt and Beneficial Bacteria

    Fast Facts about Yogurt and Beneficial Bacteria

    The opposite of antibiotics are probiotics – a term coined in 1965 to describe substances that favor the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the body.

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  • Could SIDS Be Contagious?

    Could SIDS Be Contagious?

    Doctors first scoffed at the now-accepted idea that ulcers were often caused — not by excess acids — but by infections with the bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. Now evidence suggests that infection with this same bacteria may also be responsible for many cases of sudden infant death syndrome.

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  • Fast Facts about Rotaviruses

    Fast Facts about Rotaviruses

    Rotaviruses are the leading cause of both routine vomiting and diarrheal illnesses and of severe, life-threatening diarrhea in every country in the world. Click here to read more about rotaviruses.

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  • Colds, Allergies and Sinus Infections

    Colds, Allergies and Sinus Infections

    Parents often ask me whether their children’s constantly runny noses are the result of allergies, sinus infections, or of one cold after another.

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  • Fast Facts about Febrile Seizures

    Fast Facts about Febrile Seizures

    Some children have seizures or convulsions when they have fevers. Febrile seizures occur in 3% to 5% of otherwise healthy children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. Toddlers are the most commonly affected.

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