Tag: childhood illness

Pinworms

Have you found what looks like white threads in your child’s poop? It could be pinworms. Eeewwww, you say? Actually, they’re fairly common (pinworm in ...
Pertussis on the rise again

Pertussis on the rise again

Some states, like Colorado and Texas, are reporting near record numbers of pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year. The number of pertussis cases i ...
The battle against pertussis

The battle against pertussis

Actress and mother of two Sarah Michelle Gellar has joined March of Dimes and Sanofi Pasteur on the Sounds of Pertussis® Campaign to help raise awaren ...
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Today’s guest post is written by Ridgely Fisk Green, PhD, MMSc. Dr. Fisk Green is Carter Consulting contractor at CDC’s National Center on Birth Defec ...
Croup, the barking cough

Croup, the barking cough

A common childhood illness, croup often starts with mild cold-like symptoms. As the airway swells, the child develops noisy breathing and a cough that ...