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  • Recognizing Newborn Illnesses

    Signs of serious illness in newborns can be subtle. Learn what to look for so you know when to call…

  • Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP)

    Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is caused by a fungus. It affects people with weak immune systems because of HIV infection and…

  • Enterovirus D68

    Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a type of non-polio enterovirus. It is more common in children and causes respiratory infection.

  • Asthma

    Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs. It often starts in childhood and can be treated and managed with…

  • Allergic Rhinitis

    Allergic rhinitis is a reaction to allergens such as pollen. It causes nasal symptoms that can usually be treated with…

  • Histoplasmosis

    Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus that lives in soil. People get infected by breathing in spores from…

  • Heartburn

    Heartburn is a burning feeling in the lower chest, along with a sour or bitter taste in the throat and…

  • Protecting Your Family During Cold and Flu Season

    Cold and flu season runs from about October to March. Learn how to prepare and protect your family.

  • Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is one of the world’s most common cancers. It is the deadliest cancer in the United States. Most…

  • Sinusitis

    Sinusitis is a condition in which the lining of your sinuses becomes inflamed. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and…

  • Reflux/Acid Reflux (GERD)

    Reflux is a medical condition that happens when the acid in your stomach backs up to your throat. It causes…

  • How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler

    A metered-dose inhaler is a hand-held device that contains medicine to open the airways in people with asthma and other…

  • Echinacea: What Should I Know About It?

    Echinacea is a flowering plant also called coneflower. It is a popular herbal remedy used to prevent or treat symptoms…

  • Whooping Cough

    Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious infection. It is caused by bacteria and spread by people through the air or…

  • Chronic Bronchitis

    Bronchitis is an inflammation or irritation of the lungs’ airways that causes a cough. Chronic bronchitis is bronchitis that lasts…

  • H1N1 Influenza

    H1N1 influenza (swine flu) is an infection caused by a virus. Lower your risk by getting the flu vaccine and…

  • Health Care Workers and Tuberculosis

    Health care works are at risk of getting the tuberculosis infection at work. Learn how to prevent, recognize, and treat…

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that causes your mucus and sweat glands to behave abnormally. It causes permanent…

  • Croup

    Croup is a common childhood condition. It is recognizable by its barking cough. It spreads through airborne particles and from…

  • Chronic Cough

    Chronic cough is a cough that lasts longer than 8 weeks. It can be caused by allergies and some health…