Category: Infectious Diseases

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March 20, 2024

Know the Symptoms of a Meningitis Infection

Meningitis is rare but potentially fatal. Know the symptoms.

Infectious Diseases

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March 6, 2024

Long COVID: The Latest on Treatment and Recovery

Millions experience persisting symptoms. Here’s what the experts know.

Coronavirus, Infectious Diseases

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February 22, 2024

What Happens If You Take an Antibiotic You Don’t Need?

Unnecessary meds not only won’t heal you, but they can do more harm than good.


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January 31, 2024

What to Know About Measles

This explainer with an expert will help you assess your risk and precautions to take amid the current outbreak.

Infectious Diseases

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January 31, 2024

From a Pediatrician: How RSV Affects a Child’s Lungs

This respiratory infection makes it hard to breathe. See what you can do about it.

Children's Health, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Toddlers and Preschoolers

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March 23, 2023

5 Things to Know About Paxlovid, an Oral Treatment for COVID-19

The drug can prevent hospitalization, but not everyone needs it.

Coronavirus, Infectious Diseases

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February 8, 2023

Worried That Sore Throat Is Strep? Read On

This common infection requires antibiotics.

Children's Health, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases

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January 30, 2023

A Medication to Reduce Your Chances of Getting HIV

PrEP is highly effective at preventing infection with the virus that causes AIDS.

Infectious Diseases, Sexual Health

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Little girl sticks out her tongue for a swab by a provider while her mom stands next to her.

December 21, 2022

Antibiotics Are Not Always the Answer

Overuse can result in dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria.

Children's Health, Infectious Diseases

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September 29, 2022

Sepsis: Life-Threatening but Hard to Spot

Symptoms aren’t always obvious, but treating it early is critical.

Immune Health, Infectious Diseases

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September 12, 2022

AFM: Know the Symptoms of This Rare Paralyzing Virus

If your child develops a weak arm or leg after having a cold, see a doctor immediately.

Children's Health, Infectious Diseases

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September 9, 2022

5 Things Parents Need to Know About Monkeypox

Though pediatric monkeypox cases are rare, there are things you can do to keep your child safe.

Children's Health, Infectious Diseases

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