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Airway & Lungs

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disease in which the airways become sensitive to allergens. Learn about asthma in children and how to manage symptoms.

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).

Infant Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when a child stops breathing during periods of sleep.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or chemical irritants.

Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn

Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a term for a mild respiratory problem of babies that begins after birth and lasts about three days.