Bacterial meningitis is a disease in which the protective lining around the spinal cord and brain – called the meninges – becomes inflamed. This inflammation is usually caused by an infection, which could be caused by a virus (viral meningitis) or bacteria (bacterial meningitis).
Written by George Rogu M.D. CPE on January 10, 2017
We see a lot of parents concerned about protecting their kids from disease, but it’s important to remember that the most dangerous thing in their lives might be something your family uses every day: the car. In the US, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among young people ages 5-24.
Keeping your kids safe in and around cars starts with educating them and the adult drivers in your household. Safety recommendations will change as your child grows, so if you have multiple kids, it’s important to set and enforce rules for each of them.