Childhood Diseases

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

By JustMommies

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral illness that occurs commonly in children, although it may be seen in adults as well. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is contagious so children should be kept home from school or other group activities during the first few days of infection » Read more

Spina Bifida

By Rebecca Pillar

Spina Bifida is a condition where, during development in the very first month of pregnancy, the spinal cord does not completely close. Spina Bifida is estimated to occur in nearly 7 out of every 10,000 live births in the United States. Exact figures are not available due to the possibility of under reporting. Spina Bifida comes in three forms: » Read more

Kawasaki Disease Symptoms and Treatment

By JustMommies

What do you know about Kawasaki Disease? If you're reading this article you likely have a child, relative or close friend's child recently diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease. Kawasaki Disease is a rare disease occurring only in about 3000 - 4000 cases each year. Kawasaki Disease is typically seen in boys more often than girls. » Read more