Tetanus for Parents
Tetanus (also called lockjaw) is a preventable disease that affects the muscles and nerves, usually due to a contaminated wound.
Tetanus for Teens
Tetanus is a bacterial infection that grows in a contaminated wound. Because it can be serious, it's important to get immunized. Find out more.
How Can I Tell if a Cut Needs Stitches? for Parents
Find out what the experts have to say.
Find out when and why your child needs to get this vaccine.
Bites and Scratches for Parents
Animal bites and scratches, even minor ones, can become infected and spread bacteria to other parts of the body, regardless of whether the animal is a family pet or a wild animal.
Your Child's Immunizations for Parents
Immunizations protect kids from many dangerous diseases. Find out what vaccines your child needs to grow up healthy.
Diphtheria for Parents
Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that's rare in the United States, where health officials immunize kids against it. But it's still common in developing countries where immunizations aren't given routinely.
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.
Cuts, Scratches, and Scrapes for Teens
Most small cuts, scrapes, or abrasions heal on their own. Here are tips for teens on how to treat cuts at home - and when to get medical help.
Immunizations for Teens
Missing out on shots puts you at more serious risk than you might think. That one little "ouch" moment protects you from some major health problems.