Intermediate Care Program | Conditions and Treatments


Asthma’s impact More than 22 million people in the United States, including 6.5 million children, have asthma. Asthma is the most common chronic medical condition among children in the United States....

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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 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 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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