Intermediate Care Program | Conditions and Treatments

Asthma

What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic condition that causes the airways in the lungs to narrow and swell, making it difficult to breath. Every-day triggers in the environment, such as weather, dust,...

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Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is an infection of the lower respiratory tract that usually affects infants. There is swelling in the bronchioles (smaller airways) of the lung, which causes an obstructed airflow....

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Croup

Croup is a disease caused by a virus that leads to swelling in the airways and problems breathing. Croup may be accompanied by stridor, a high-pitched sound usually heard when she child breathes in ...

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

What is obstructive sleep apnea? If your child snores or has trouble breathing at night, he or she may not just be a noisy sleeper. It could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition in...

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or chemical irritants. It is a serious infection in which air sacs in the lungs fill with pus and other liquid. Pneumonia may be...

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