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  • The Flint River in the Spring
    Upper respiratory infection, Bronchitis, or Pneumonia?
    It's not easy to decide if you have an upper respiratory infection, Bronchitis, or Pneumonia? How or when to treat each illness, or whether to go to the hospital, depend a lot on your age and general health.Babies and the elderly are at...
  • Pfizer hopes for boost in Prevnar 13 sales from expanded indication.
    Mixed results for Prevnar 13 in preemies and seniors
    Prevnar 13, the 13-valent polysaccharide conjugate vaccine against pneumococcal disease, has been controversial since the days before its release into the marketplace. Preceded by the original Prevnar, the seven-valent pneumococcal disease vaccine...
  • Pneumonia
    Pneumonia: causes, symptoms, and treatment
    It’s pneumonia weather! That time of the year when the weather begins to change from winter to spring, when you don’t know if you should keep your winter coat out or change to a spring jacket, when you hear the birds chirping or fear...
  • Examination
    Study: Viruses cause most cases of childhood pneumonia
    Respiratory viruses are much more likely to cause pneumonia in kids than bacterial infections, according to new research published in the Feb. 26 New England Journal of Medicine. The study, Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC), was...
  • Real Vitamin E
    Arm Your Immune Ssystem with R-e-a-l Vitamin E
    Infrequent or seasonal bacterial infections of the lungs can be quite dangerous as you are probably already aware. The good news is that there is a natural remedy that can help the immune system avoid this sometimes even deadly illness.Additional...
  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia: Health improving
    Over the weekend, boxing legend Muhammad Ali was hospitalized for a mild case of pneumonia. However, according to a report by MSN on Dec. 22, a statement from his spokesman, Bob Gunnell said because the doctor’s caught it in time, his health...
  • The Sobriety :60 spotlights alcohol's role in cold and flu season
    The Sobriety :60 spotlights alcohol's role in cold and flu season
    The seventeenth weekly episode of The Sobriety :60 delves into how alcohol challenges the immune system, especially during a period when the weather contributes to greater incidence of respiratory illness.An important consideration during cold,...
  • Vacinating for pneumonia
    Pneumonia vaccine reduces infant hospital stays
    A study published by the Centers for Disease Control on Nov. 7 appears to demonstrate that the recommendation for infant vaccination with the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine that was first made in 2000 has significantly reduced hospitalizations for...
  • A sick woman
    A dry powder formulation inhaler offers protection from pneumonia
    Pneumonia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The Agency for Science, Technology and Research reported on Oct. 8, 2014 a dry powder inhaler formulation offers very good protection against pneumonia-causing bacteria. This is significant...
  • Excess drinking behind deadly lung conditions in new study
    Excess drinking behind deadly lung conditions in new study
    Heavy drinkers are at a much greater risk of developing lung problems, like pneumonia and life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), according to new research from Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson University. Researchers...
  • Pneumonia: what you need to know
    Pneumonia: what you need to know
    Most people are aware that pneumonia is a type of lung infection; however, according to Litjen Tan, MS, PhD many misconceptions exist regarding its cause and prevention. Dr, Tan is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Immunization Action Coalition ...
  • 103 years and with the serenity in her eyes
    Boost needed in healthcare for centenarians
    Centenarians are more likely to have causes of death certified as pneumonia and frailtyPeople aged 100 years or over are a rapidly growing demographic group worldwide in 2011, there were 317,000 centenarians worldwide. It is estimated that this...
  • Parents found guilty in prayer death, 2 y/o son dead
    2nd prayer death: 8 m/o dies of pneumonia, parents guilty of only faith healing
    A couple guilty in the 2nd prayer death of their 8-month-old son, Brandon, was sentenced this week to 3-7 years behind bars for only believing in faith healing when their son had a serious case of pneumonia. Both parents, Herbert and Catherine...
  • Michael Schumacher: Defeats pneumonia as he fights for life with wife beside him
    Michael Schumacher: Defeats pneumonia as he fights for life with wife beside him
    The winningest Formula One driver in history Michael Schumacher may have won his most important victory when he overcame pneumonia while fighting to emerge from a coma, according to Bild, a German daily tabloid. With his loyal wife Corrina, 44,...
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    Preventing pneumonia.
    Malnutrition, alcoholism and poor oral hygiene greatly increase risks for pneumonia.What to do.Malnutrition and its devastating consequences. Malnutrition can greatly increase pneumonia, mortality and morbidity in children, adults and older...