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  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis) for Parents


    Pertussis is characterized by severe coughing spells that end in a whooping sound when the person breathes in. It can be prevented with the pertussis vaccine, part of the DTaP immunization.

  • Coughing for Parents


    Coughs are a common symptom, but most aren't a sign of a serious condition. Learn about different coughs, how to help your child feel better, and when to call your doctor.

  • 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.

  • Your Child's Immunizations: Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis Vaccine (DTaP) for Parents


    Find out when and why your child needs to get this vaccine.

  • Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School? for Parents


    It can be hard to know if kids are well enough to go to school or childcare. Here are some guidelines.

  • Adenovirus for Parents


    Adenoviruses can infect the lining of the eyes, airways and lungs, intestines, urinary tract, and nervous system. They're common causes of fever, coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and pinkeye.

  • Lung & Respiratory Infections for Parents


    Learn about conditions that can affect breathing.

  • Can Getting Immunizations Affect My Unborn Baby? for Parents


    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Lungs and Respiratory System for Parents


    By the time we're 70 years old, we will have taken at least 600 million breaths. All of this breathing couldn't happen without the respiratory system.

  • Common Questions About Immunizations for Parents


    Immunizations have protected millions of children from potentially deadly diseases. Learn about immunizations and find out exactly what they do - and what they don't.