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5 Points To Know About Asthma and Seasonal Respiratory Illnesses
Each season has its own set of respiratory illnesses that can be problematic for kids -- especially for those with asthma. In particular, rhinovirus causes 50-85% of asthma exacerbations. Read the most important things to know about asthma and seasonal respiratory illnesses.
Kids’ Coughs: What Do They Mean?
The symptoms that come along with coughs often tell more about an illness than the cough itself.
Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Frequently Asked Questions
Because acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has been in the news lately, parents may be wondering what it is and how they can keep their family safe. While the condition is serious, the good news is that it's rare. Read answers to frequently asked questions by one of our infectious diseases experts.
Antibiotics Are Not Always the Answer
It is important to understand the differences between viruses and bacterial infections in order to avoid using antibiotics inappropriately. Learn how to determine when antibiotics are needed.
Minor Illnesses: When Should I Keep My Child Home From School?
As parents, there are gray areas when deciding to keep a child home due to minor illness. Find out when it's necessary.
Flu Shot Only Option This Year: Tips to Prepare Your Child
Because the nasal spray or FluMist is not available this year, the flu shot is the only option. Here are a few strategies to help prepare your child.
Hand Washing: What’s the Proper Technique?
Today is Global Hand Washing Day. As the name suggests, it’s a world-wide campaign to raise awareness about the importance of washing hands with soap. Sounds pretty straight-forward, right? But according
Respiratory Illness: It’s Time to Play Defense
There’s no denying it, it’s flu season. And RSV season. And cold season. It seems everyone probably knows someone who is sick. It’s that time of year. But that doesn’t
The Flu: Why We Take it Seriously
March 8, 2012 – The twins are sick! Both of them have fevers and are coughing a ton! March 11, 2012 – Still both very sick and haven’t slept much