Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by the fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum, which is found as spores in soil, bird and bat droppings and some decaying materials. It is the most common fungal infection in North America.
These days, more and more children are being tested for COVID-19. The swab is different from anything many of us have ever experienced, and advance preparation can help make the test less scary for kids. Here are some tips for parents.
While more research is still needed to better understand COVID-19 in children and adolescents, a couple of recent studies offer some helpful insights. Here are a few important things to keep in mind as we head toward the school year.
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Schools around the country are being closed to try to slow down the spreading of COVID-19. At first, this may sound exciting, but these closings present us with lots of challenges. Here are a few tips to handle the next few weeks. Read More
Kids pay attention to the news when hot topics dominate it, and they are often curious enough to ask questions. If your children want answers about COVID-19, we suggest a multi-layered approach. Read More
Imagine you are at the doctor’s office and your child is miserable with a fever, stuffy nose and sore throat. After the exam, the doctor suggests that the illness is most likely viral. Should you ask for an antibiotic anyway? Read More
Measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air from coughing and sneezing. It is a vaccine-preventable infection. Symptoms of measles usually occur one to two weeks after exposure to an infected individual. Read More
Hepatitis A is a virus that can cause acute inflammation of the liver. It is a vaccine-preventable infection. Before the introduction of routine childhood immunization with the hepatitis A vaccine, infections most commonly occurred in school-aged children. Read More
Cytomegalovirus is a very common virus that affects people of all ages and most people will be infected during their lifetime. About one out of every 200 babies is born with congenital CMV; meaning it was passed to them during pregnancy from their mother through the placenta. Read More