262015Mar
Pink Eye

Pink Eye

PINK EYE: USUALLY MILD AND EASY TO TREAT Pink, itchy eyes? Pink eye −or conjunctivitis− is common and often spreads easily. It sometimes needs medical treatment, depending on the cause. Know the symptoms, when to seek treatment, and how to help prevent it. Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is one of the most common…

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12015Feb
5 Important Things You Might Not Know About Strep Throat

5 Important Things You Might Not Know About Strep Throat

By Claire McCarthy at Boston Children’s Hospital On the Richter Scale of childhood illness, strep throat ranks pretty low, but its little tremors can wreak a fair bit of havoc on the day-to-day lives of parents and children. It’s also one of those illnesses that’s so common that people often think they know everything there…

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252014Oct
What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68

What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  Every year, millions of children in the United States catch enteroviruses that can cause coughing, sneezing, and fever. This year, the enterovirus that is most commonly causing respiratory illness in children across the country is enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68). Take basic steps to keep your child from getting and spreading…

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