Search Results for: "immunizations"

  • 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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  • Night Mares

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

    Related concepts: Bad Dreams Introduction to nightmares: Mommy, I had a bad dream… What are nightmares? Nightmares are unpleasant dreams that awaken a dreamer from sleep. We’ve learned much about nightmares from traumatic events, which are known to cause a predictable pattern of nightmares: first dreams that relive the event, then dreams that relive the […]

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  • Meningitis

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

    Related concepts: Spinal meningitis, Bacterial meningitis Introduction to meningitis: Bacterial meningitis is one of the most dangerous infections in children. Meningitis can be swift and deadly. It can also lead to chronic disability. The fear of meningitis often haunts parents. Thankfully, most cases of bacterial meningitis can now be prevented.

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  • Measles

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

    Related concepts: Rubeola, First Disease Introduction to measles: We’re now in the beginning of the 21st century, and about one million children still die of measles each year around the world. Measles has been a major cause of suffering and death at least since the societies of ancient China, Persia, and Rome. Before the measles […]

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  • Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: HBV Introduction to hepatitis B: The hepatitis B vaccine is the first one that babies get – for good reason. The most likely time for children to catch hepatitis B is around the time of birth. More than two million adults in the United States have chronic hepatitis B infections. About 1/3 of […]

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  • Hepatitis A

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

    Related concepts: HAV Introduction to hepatitis A: Hepatitis is an illness of the liver. It can have many causes. The alphabet soup of hepatitis can be confusing for parents. Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E and G are different viruses that each cause hepatitis. They differ in their symptoms and in the way they are […]

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