RSV vs. Cold, Flu, and COVID
- How to Protect Yourself and Others Against RSV
For some, RSV symptoms can be more severe than those of the common cold. Here’s how to stop the spread.
- Risks of RSV in Older Adults With Chronic Conditions
RSV primarily affects children under 2, but it can be serious in adults over 65 who are immunocompromised or have chronic conditions. Here’s why.
- How NTM MAC Affects the Body
Most of us can breathe in MAC, a bacteria found in soil and water, and never get sick. For others, it can lead to infection and lung disease.
- Bronchitis: Quick Facts You Need to Know
Bronchitis is a common condition. Learn more about what it is, what causes it, how it changes your lungs, and how it's treated.
- MERS: Quick Facts About the Virus and How It Spreads
MERS is a respiratory illness that can lead to fever, shortness of breath, pneumonia and kidney failure. Find out more about it and how it spreads
- What a Pneumonia Infection Looks Like
Pneumonia is an infection of the air sacs in your lungs. It’s usually mild but can be deadly, so see a doctor.
- Rhonchi, Rales, and Stridor: What Different Lung Problems Sound Like
Compare the sound of healthy lungs to noises that indicate a bigger health issue like pneumonia, rales, and other conditions.
- Risks of Secondhand Smoke
Breathing in secondhand smoke can lead to several serious health conditions.
- Girl With Rare Disease Writes Inspiring Book
Sixth-grader Chloe Fernandez shares her story through her book, PCD Has Nothing On Me! See how WebMD’s 2017 Health Hero: Advocate doesn’t let this condition hold her back.
- Breathtaking Facts About Your Lungs
How much air can your lungs hold? Why aren’t they the same size? Inhale some information about this hardworking pair.
- What Is Pulmonary Hypertension?
Here's what you need to know about pulmonary hypertension, from early warning signs to ways you can manage it.
- Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
MERS is Middle East respiratory syndrome, which is brought on by a virus that has wreaked havoc in the Eastern Hemisphere.
- Legionnaires' Outbreak in New York
New York City has more cases of Legionnaires’ Disease, a serious and sometimes fatal form of pneumonia, than ever before.
- Living With COPD
COPD cannot be cured, but patients can learn to live with it and have a good quality of life. Some patients live many years with this lung disease.
- Diagnosing COPD
As many as 12 million Americans have COPD and haven’t been diagnosed. Early detection can help slow progression of the disease.
- COPD Causes and Symptoms
COPD is the third leading cause of death. In most cases, smoking causes this lung disease, but there are other causes.
- Safe Air During Renovation
Renovating your home can be hazardous to your health if you don't take precautions to keep your work environment safe.
- Building a Green Home
Being "green" means different things to different people. For some with respiratory concerns, it's a quality-of-life issue.