Family Health

Category - Infants and Toddlers

2019 Measles Outbreak

2019 was a notable year for measles. Measles is an infectious disease. It is caused by a virus and is contagious. It spreads from person to person. It was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. The 2019 outbreak is expected to...

Abusive Head Trauma

What is abusive head trauma? Abusive head trauma is also called shaken baby syndrome. This is because it is most often caused by shaking a small child or infant so hard that it has a whiplash effect. It can also be...

Acute Bronchitis

What is acute bronchitis? Acute bronchitis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes. These are the airways that carry air into your lungs. When these tubes get infected, they swell...

Amblyopia

What is amblyopia (lazy eye)? Amblyopia is also called “lazy eye.” It is an eye problem that starts in early childhood. Amblyopia is the most common cause of vision problems in children. It happens when one eye doesn’t...

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