Postedby:Amy Randall-McSorley, MMC, EdD Candidate on Dec 21, 2018
There are many reasons why your child’s doctor may order a sleep study. Often it is to find out if a child has difficulty breathing while sleeping. Knowing what to expect makes this an easier procedure for you and your child.
When most people hear “cystic fibrosis” (CF) they think of a lung disease, if they know what CF is at all. While CF is a pulmonary disease, it also impacts other systems of the body. In fact, CF was discovered as a disease involving the gastrointestinal (GI) system.
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Sometimes, when a baby is born too early and their lungs aren’t developed enough, they need to be given oxygen through a machine in order to breathe. Unfortunately, over time, this can damage the lung’s fragile airways and air sacks, ultimately leading to a condition called bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Read More
On average, 3 children in every classroom in America have asthma. While there is no cure, almost everyone with asthma can control their symptoms and lead a normal life without too many restrictions. Read More
Bronchiolitis. For some, it sounds like a big, scary disease. Others confuse it with simple bronchitis. Many have never heard of it at all. It’s a viral disease and pretty common at this time of year. Read More
Do you know what the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States is? Do you know what odorless and colorless radioactive gas may be present in your home? That’s right, it’s radon! The U.S. Read More
Every day, millions of children are exposed to secondhand smoke. Kids are also often exposed to “thirdhand” smoke, which comes from toxins that build up over time on surfaces exposed to smoke. Read More
A spacer resembles a cylindrical tube creates “space” between your child’s mouth and the medicine. This space helps the medicine break into smaller droplets which can move easier and deeper into the lungs and therefore works very well to help your child breathe better. Read More