Center for Healthy Infant Lung Development | Conditions and Treatments


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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What is an encephalocele? An encephalocele is a rare birth defect in which the tissue covering the brain, and a portion of the brain itself, protrude through openings in the skull. It may be...

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Apnea of Prematurity

Overview Apnea refers to what happens when a child doesn’t breathe for more than 20 seconds. It is more common in premature babies than in full-term babies. The more premature the baby, the greater...

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