Do not take lightly pneumococcal

Do not take lightly pneumococcal

Did you know that every minute, a child around the world died from Pneumococcal (PnD)? What is pneumococcal ? Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) bacterium, also known as pneumococcus. Infection can result in pneumonia, infection of the blood (bacteremia/sepsis), middle-ear infection (otitis media), or bacterial meningitis. Even a brief look symptoms such as fever and cough lasting, but the attitude of parents who are slow to bring children to…

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Misperceptions Keep Kids from Getting Lifesaving Treatment for Tickborne Diseases

Misperceptions Keep Kids from Getting Lifesaving Treatment for Tickborne Diseases

Kids are five times more likely than adults to die from tickborne diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). Doctors often avoid prescribing doxycycline, the most effective RMSF treatment, for young children because the drug’s warning label cautions that tooth staining may be a side effect in children younger than 8 years. A new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics suggests that for patients with RMSF, this warning may be doing more harm than…

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Lab Test for LDL Cholesterol

Lab Test for LDL Cholesterol

Do you know about lab test for LDL cholesterol ? The test is used as part of a lipid profile to predict an individual’s risk of developing heart disease. Of all the forms of cholesterol in the blood, the LDL cholesterol is considered the most important form in determining risk of heart disease. Since treatment decisions are often based on LDL values, this test may be used to monitor levels after the start of diet…

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Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Disease

Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Disease

When kidney disease develops over a short period of time it’s called Acute Kidney Failure. This is usually caused by an acute ‘insult’ (damage) to the kidneys. Unlike Chronic Kidney Failure, this can usually be treated and cured. Acute kidney diseases often cause symptoms that are quite obvious, the most prominent being: blood in the urine swelling of the face, feet, ankles and legs new onset of high blood pressure shortness of breath The above…

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