Diseases & Conditions > Lungs & Respiratory System

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  • Apnea of Prematurity
    Apnea of prematurity (AOP) is a condition in which premature infants stop breathing for 15 to 20 seconds during sleep. It's frightening while it's happening, but AOP usually goes away on its own as a baby matures.
  • Asthma and Teens
    The teen years can be rough for kids, and they can be even rougher for teens with asthma. These tips can make parenting a teen with asthma a bit easier.
  • Asthma Basics
    With the right asthma management plan, families can learn to control symptoms and asthma flare-ups more independently, allowing kids to do just about anything they want.
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
    Babies who are born prematurely or who experience respiratory problems shortly after birth are at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), sometimes called chronic lung disease.
  • Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disorder that particularly affects the lungs and digestive system, makes kids who have it more vulnerable to repeated lung infections.
  • Cystic Fibrosis and Nutrition
    In addition to extra calories, kids with cystic fibrosis have some specific nutritional needs. Find out ways to help your child with CF grow healthy and strong.
  • Managing Asthma
    Asthma control can take a little time and energy to master, but it's worth the effort. Learn more about ways to manage your child's asthma.
  • Meconium Aspiration
    Meconium aspiration can happen before, during, or after labor and delivery when a newborn inhales a mixture of meconium and amniotic fluid. Although it can be serious, most cases are not.
  • Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn (TTN)
    For some newborns, the first few breaths of life may be more rapid and labored than normal because of a lung condition called transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN).
 

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