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  • Asthma in Kids

    Asthma is a disease that often starts in childhood and makes it difficult for your child to breathe.

  • Heartburn

    Heartburn is a burning feeling in the lower chest, along with a sour taste in the throat and mouth. It…

  • Whooping Cough

    Whooping cough is a respiratory infection. It is also known as pertussis. Whooping cough is highly contagious and is most…

  • Preventing the Flu

    The flu is a viral infection that can lead to serious diseases, such as pneumonia. That’s why it’s important to…

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Acute bronchitis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes (the airways that carry air into…

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that makes it hard to breathe. RSV is common in children under…

  • Pleurisy (Pleuritis)

    Pleurisy is a medical condition that affects the lining of your lungs and chest, which can become irritated with the…

  • Sinusitis

    Sinusitis is when the lining of your sinuses are inflamed. Due to the swelling, mucus that travels from your sinuses…

  • Asthma

    Asthma is a chronic (long-term) disease of the lungs. It inflames and narrows the airways, making it harder to…

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder (it runs in families) that causes your mucus and sweat glands to behave…

  • Is It a Cold or the Flu?

    The common cold and the flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses caused by viruses. They share many symptoms, but they…

  • Cough Medicine: Understanding Your OTC Options

    Over-the-counter cough suppressants can be used to treat some coughs that are interfering with your sleep or activities, but not…

  • Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP)

    Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is caused by a fungus. People whose immune systems are weak due to an HIV infection or…

  • Flu Myths

    The flu is something to take seriously. But it’s important to sort out fact from fiction to stay healthy.

  • H1N1 Influenza

    H1N1 influenza is a viral infection. It’s not the same as seasonal flu (influenza). The first outbreak occurred in 2009…

  • Health Care Workers and Tuberculosis

    Health care workers are exposed to many diseases, including tuberculosis. They need to know how to prevent, recognize, and treat…

  • Recognizing Newborn Illnesses

    It might be hard to tell if your newborn is sick. Be sure to look for signs of common newborn…

  • Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is abnormal growth of cells in the lungs. It is one of the most common forms of cancer…

  • Protecting Your Family During Cold and Flu Season

    Cold and flu season begins in the fall and continues through spring. Both conditions are contagious. But you can help…

  • Allergic Rhinitis (Allergies)

    Allergic rhinitis is the medical term for hay fever or allergies.