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Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery
Healthy Living
Smoking Cessation Center
You've heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.
Health Centers
COPD Solutions Center
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
Your Family
Men's Health Solution Center
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
Health Tip of the Day

When to Call the Doctor About a Child's Cough

  • Is your child younger than 3 months old? Coughing is unusual in infants.

  • Did a violent cough begin suddenly without signs of a cold? Especially if your child is young, check to see whether a small object might be lodged in the windpipe.

  • Is your child also wheezing or having difficulty breathing? Has your child had a fever for more than four days? These symptoms could indicate pneumonia or croup.

  • Has your child 's cough lasted for more than 10 days? A chronic cough may be the first sign of asthma or sinusitis.

  • Does your child cough at night with no apparent cause? A persistent or recurrent night cough may occur several years before asthma develops.

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