Tag: "infectious diseases"
COVID-19 and Immunocompromised Patients: Guidance for Parents
COVID-19 is spreading in the United States and it is important for parents of immunocompromised children and teens to take these precautions and make preparations.
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.
Homemade Slime: Experts Weigh in on Safety, Germs
Learn more about the most common ingredients used to make slime and how to make it safely at home with your kids.
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.
Top 4 Things for Parents to Know About the Zika Virus
The Top 4 things parents need to know about the zika virus: transmission, prevention, risk to pregnancy, and symptoms.
Zika Virus: True or False Quiz
A quiz about the Zika virus to help you sort through what's concerning and what isn't.
Infection Control Nurses Step Into Spotlight
When a highly contagious patient comes into Cincinnati Children’s, a special team of nurses kicks into gear. This team’s job is to prevent illness from spreading. Team members answer colleague
Measles FAQ: Vaccination is the Weapon of Choice
Find the answers to important questions like what measles is, how it spreads, symptoms of measles, and why the vaccine is crucial.
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
Find answers to all your questions on the Enterovirus D68, and how to prevent it from spreading and affecting your child.
Microbiology Lab: The Germ Detectives
Whenever I tell people I work at Cincinnati Children’s, the first question they ask is “Are you a nurse?” It’s a natural assumption given that the nursing staff comprises a