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  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus for Parents


    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of this contagious infection.

  • Word! Respiratory Syncytial Virus for Kids


    Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is an infection of the lungs and breathing passages.

  • Taking Your Preemie Home for Parents


    If you're about to begin caring for your preemie at home, try to relax. With some preparation and planning, you'll be ready.

  • Pneumonia for Parents


    Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by different types of germs, most commonly viruses. Read about symptoms and treatment.

  • Walking Pneumonia for Parents


    Many kids with this milder version of pneumonia feel well enough to go to school. But it's important to keep kids home until after treatment kicks in and symptoms improve.

  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) for Parents


    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.

  • Bronchiolitis for Parents


    Bronchiolitis is a common illness of the respiratory tract caused by an infection that affects tiny airways. The best treatment for most kids with bronchiolitis is time to recover and plenty of fluids.

  • Parenting Multiples for Parents


    Parents of twins (or more!) can feel as if they've left the hospital and arrived home on a different planet. Here's how to cope.

  • First Aid: Croup for Parents


    Croup is a viral infection that causes a telltake "barking" cough. Find out what to do if your child has croup and when to call the doctor.

  • First Aid: Coughing for Parents


    Coughing is a healthy reflex that helps clear the airways. A severe or lingering cough requires medical treatment, but many coughs are caused by viruses that just need to run their course.