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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You’ve probably heard of croup, right? It’s a frequent cause of cough in young kids during the fall and winter months. And it’s not an ordinary cough. The croup cough tends to be hoarse, similar to the sound of a barking seal. Read More
“My child hasn’t needed their inhaler all summer, so do I still need to send one to school?” That’s a question I get asked every August. (By the way, the answer is YES!). On average, 3 children in every classroom in America have asthma. 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
Smoking is expensive, addictive and, most importantly, deadly. Unfortunately, many adults willingly accept those consequences. But as parents and caregivers, we would never physically hand our children cigarettes with their dinner, during a car ride or any other time. Read More
Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses of childhood. As a lung specialist, I often diagnose a child to have asthma based on a careful analysis of the history provided by the family, a thorough physical examination and some special breathing tests which help me prescribe the correct Read More