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  • Meningitis

    Bacterial and viral meningitis cause the tissue around your brain and spinal cord to swell. Bacterial meningitis can cause brain…

  • Colds and the Flu

    Learn about the symptoms of and treatments for colds and the flu.

  • Stomach Virus (Gastroenteritis)

    Stomach viruses are known for stomach pain, vomiting, and fever. There are several causes and it can be very contagious…

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that affects your lungs and breathing. People of all ages can get…

  • Chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. It once was a common childhood disease until a vaccine…

  • Avian Flu

    Avian flu is a virus caused by close contact with birds who have the disease. It spreads by touching an…

  • Rotavirus

    Rotavirus is a highly contagious infection commonly affecting babies and young children. A rotavirus vaccine offers some, but not full,…

  • Fever in Infants and Children

    A baby or infant's first fever can be scary. Learn how to take your child’s temperature, how to bring down…

  • Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever

    Learn about tick-borne relapsing fever and how it is treated.

  • Lupus

    Learn about the different types of lupus, as well as the main symptoms, causes, and treatments.

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A (Hep A) is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis A virus. It is very contagious.

  • Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. The virus is usually spread through contact…

  • Malaria

    Malaria is a serious disease caused by parasites that are carried by mosquitos. It is most common in countries with…

  • Recognizing Newborn Illnesses

    Signs of serious illness in newborns can be subtle. Learn what to look for so you know when to call…

  • Gallstones

    Gallstones are hard deposits that can form inside the gallbladder, causing pain in the upper abdomen.

  • When Does My Child Need Emergency Services?

    It can be hard to tell when your child needs emergency services. Learn what signs to look for so your…

  • Kidney Cysts

    As people get older, sacs can form in the kidneys. These sacs are called "cysts." They are usually small sacs…

  • Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP)

    Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is caused by a fungus. It affects people with weak immune systems because of HIV infection and…

  • Intussusception

    Intussusception is a serious problem when the intestine folds into itself and causes a blockage. It is most common in…

  • Histoplasmosis

    Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus that lives in soil. People get infected by breathing in spores from…