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  • Lung Symptoms

    Chronic Bronchitis

    Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation in the airways of the lungs that lasts longer than 3 months. It is most…

  • A senior man experiences bloating and reflux from indigestion.

    Reflux/Acid Reflux (GERD)

    Acid reflux occurs when acid from your stomach backs up into your throat. It can be caused by many factors…

  • A girl using her metered-does asthma inhaler

    How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler

    A metered dose inhaler is a prescription to treat respiratory problems.

  • Asthma in Kids

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

  • A woman pressing on her chest due to heartburn pain


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

  • man coughing into hand

    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…

  • Toddler with oxygen mask

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

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

  • Lung Symptoms

    Pleurisy (Pleuritis)

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

  • Woman in business clothes holding sinuses in pain


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

  • young boy using spacer and mask with asthma inhaler


    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…

  • A mother and two young children lie in bed blowing their noses

    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…

  • hand using pencil to point at chest X-ray

    Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP)

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

  • Older adult getting a flu shot

    Flu Myths

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

  • Young woman wearing a mask to protect from getting H1N1 influenza

    H1N1 Influenza

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

  • Male patient holding a bloody tissue in one hand and medicine in the other hand

    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…

  • newborn baby wrapped up in a blanket sleeping

    Recognizing Newborn Illnesses

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