Articles about Parents & Kids

What is an occasional cough?

An occasional cough is the body’s way of clearing foreign substances and secretions from the lungs and airways. When you have an upper respiratory infection such as a cold, coughing is normal and may last several weeks.

It’s the holidays. We’re sure to see sale tags glistening, cookies galore and, according to research studies, we’re also sure to see some added pounds on the scale once it’s all over. While some are out shopping the midnight madness sales, nervously balancing checkbooks or enjoying one too many homemade treats, it’s important that we consider something that will be around long after the eggnog – your family’s health.

Here doctors and nurse practitioners serving the greater Pensacola area describe how you can take care of your health while sharing in the season.