meningitis

  1. Children's Health

    Disney star survives meningitis and speaks out on prevention

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    It started with a migraine, a fever and then a visit to the doctor. At age 19, Tiffany Thornton, star of Disney's So Random! sketch...
  2. Well-being

    Meningococcal disease

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    Meningococcal disease is an infection that consumes the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord; it also can cause infection in...
  3. Well-being

    When does my child receive the meningitis vaccine?

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    Meningitis is a serious condition that affects 3,000 Americans every year -- 30 percent of of them children and young adults....
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    Meningitis vaccine schedule

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    Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening condition caused by bacteria that infect the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal...
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    Teens & meningitis

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    As if puberty, self esteem, drugs, alcohol and the Internet weren’t enough, we parents have yet another worry when it comes to our...
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    Understanding the meningitis vaccine

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    Many Americans are unaware of vaccines that prevent two out of the three most common types of meningococcal disease. These vaccines...
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    Bacterial vs. viral meningitis

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    Meningitis occurs when the membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord become infected and inflamed. Both the viral...
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    What is meningitis?

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    Meningitis, aka spinal meningitis, is an inflammation of the meninges -- the system of membranes that surround and protect the...
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    Symptoms of meningitis

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    When meningitis strikes, it can feel like your typical run-of-the-mill bad headache or flu. But the difference is that it’s an...
  10. Children's Health

    Is my child at risk for meningitis?

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    Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord and is usually caused by a viral or bacteria...
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    Meningococcal vaccines

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    Meningococcal disease is caused by a bacteria that can lead to bacterial meningitis and meningococcemia, which meningococcal...
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    Meningococcal infections

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    Meningococcal disease is a highly contagious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and meningococcemia. The disease can be...