The Danger of Antibiotic Overuse for Parents
When you bring your child to the doctor for a cold or flu, do you automatically expect a prescription for antibiotics? Here's why taking antibiotics too often or for the wrong reason can do more harm than good.
Vaccines & Antibiotics: A Safe Combo? for Parents
Find out what the experts have to say.
MRSA for Parents
MRSA is a type of bacteria that the usual antibiotics can't tackle anymore. Simple precautions can help protect your kids from becoming infected.
Word! Antibiotics for Kids
These awesome medicines attack bacteria that make you sick.
Middle Ear Infections for Parents
Ear infections are common among kids and, often, painful. Find out what causes them and how they're treated.
MRSA for Teens
MRSA is a type of bacteria that the usual antibiotics can't tackle anymore. The good news is that there are some simple ways to protect yourself from being infected. Find out how.
Vaginal Yeast Infections for Parents
Vaginal yeast infections are common among growing girls, and can cause some pain and discomfort. They usually clear up quickly with proper medical treatment.
Group B Strep and Pregnancy for Parents
Women who have this common but potentially dangerous bacteria while pregnant receive antibiotics during labor to avoid passing the bacteria onto their babies.
Gonorrhea for Parents
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Many people with gonorrhea have no symptoms. They can spread the infection to others without knowing it.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) for Parents
Pertussis is characterized by severe coughing spells that end in a whooping sound when the person breathes in. It can be prevented with the pertussis vaccine, part of the DTaP immunization.