Meningitis for Teens
You may be wondering what the deal is with meningitis because you've heard frightening stuff about meningitis outbreaks in the news.
Meningitis for Parents
Meningitis is treatable, but can be serious. So it's important to know the symptoms, and get medical care right away if you think that your child has the illness.
Word! Meninigitis for Kids
The meninges cover and protect the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis happens when the meninges swell or get irritated.
Find out when and why your child needs to get this vaccine.
Word! Spinal Tap for Kids
A spinal tap is an important test for diagnosing illnesses, such as meningitis.
Hib Disease (Haemophilus Influenzae Type b) for Parents
Hib disease can cause serious illnesses like meningitis and pneumonia. To protect kids from this bacterial infection, they should receive the Hib vaccine as infants.
First Aid: Stiff Neck for Parents
A stiff neck is usually nothing to worry about. In rare cases, it can be a sign of something serious. Here's what to do about a stiff neck.
Immunization Schedule for Parents
Which vaccines does your child need and when? Use this immunization schedule as a handy reference.
Coxsackievirus Infections for Parents
Coxsackievirus infections can spread from person to person. In most cases, the viruses cause mild flu-like symptoms, but can lead to more serious infections.
Myelomeningocele for Parents
Myelomeningocele is a type of spina bifida in which a baby is born with a gap in the bones of the spine.