A great pediatrician can diagnose a cough the way a good mechanic can tell the make and model of a car by its engine sound. Whether it's bronchiolitis, pertussis, the common cold, or the uncommon case of sarcoidosis, the diagnosis can sometimes be made with only the ears. This list of links will provide helpful information to patients.
Apnea Of Prematurity: http://www.lpch.org/DiseaseHealthInfo/HealthLibrary/respire/apneapre.html
An informational page from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital of Stanford.
A comprehensive informational page from the Mayo Clinic.
An informational page from Kids Health.
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: http://www.stlouischildrens.org/tabid/88/itemid/2505/Chronic-Lung-Disease-Bronchopulmonary-Dysplasia.aspx
An informational page from the St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=35020
An informational page from the American Lung Association.
An informational page from Peoria's Children's Hospital of Illinois.
An informational page from Seattle's Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: http://www.cff.org
Information, support, research, and advocacy for those with cystic fibrosis and their families.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): http://www.childrensmemorial.org/depts/gastroenterology/digestion/gerd.aspx
An informational page from Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital.
Hay Fever: http://www.chsd.org/body.cfm?id=648
An informational page from the Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego.