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  • Secondary Drowning

    Secondary drowning is a rare problem that can occur when someone inhales water that gets into their lungs and causes…

  • Reye Syndrome

    Reye syndrome is a rare but serious illness that can be harmful to the brain and liver. It often occurs…

  • Recognizing Newborn Illnesses

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

  • Exercise-induced Bronchospasm

    Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of exercise-induced bronchospasm.

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is ongoing anxiety that can disrupt your day-to-day life. With treatment, people with GAD can get…

  • Histoplasmosis

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

  • High Blood Pressure

    Uncontrolled high blood pressure can be deadly. Treatment includes medicine and lifestyle changes.

  • Heart Murmurs

    A heart murmur is an abnormal blowing, whooshing, or swishing noise between heartbeats. It can be a sign of a…

  • Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.

  • Lung Cancer

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

  • Congenital Heart Disease

    Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart that is present at birth. It can be mild or severe,…

  • Silent Heart Attacks

    Silent heart attacks are heart attacks that are experienced with few, if any, symptoms. They are often mistaken for other…

  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    Coronary artery disease is when the blood vessels leading to the heart harden and restrict blood flow.

  • Heart Attack

    A heart attack happens when there is an artery blockage that prevents enough oxygen from getting to the heart. This…

  • Heart Failure

    Heart failure is a common condition that means your heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should. It does…

  • Mind/Body Connection: How Your Emotions Affect Your Health

    People who have good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They cope well with stress and…

  • 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…

  • Chronic Bronchitis

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

  • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)

    Meconium aspiration syndrome happens when a newborn inhales meconium and amniotic fluid before, during, or after labor and delivery.

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

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