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Pneumonia is any infection in the lungs and has many causes. Often, pneumonia is the result of some other problem getting worse—severe chronic asthma, a rough bout of flu, or something mundane like choking on your drink! The good news is that you often know you’re at risk for pneumonia before you get it and […]

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Stop The Pneumonia Cycle

September 26, 2013

An interesting new study has found a link between pneumonia and dementia. Elderly hospital patients who had an infection like pneumonia were twice as likely to develop dementia… and it doesn’t stop there, patients with dementia are at a higher risk for pneumonia, which can worsen dementia… While no one wants to get sick to […]

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Note: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a bacteria that is the leading cause of ear infections, bacteremia (a mild blood infection compared to sepsis), and pneumonia, the disease. Pneumonia the disease is a lung infection that can be caused by any sort of pathogen (bacteria, fungus, virus). Merck has won approval for a “pneumonia” vaccine that may […]

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If you go (or a loved one) goes to a hospital for symptoms of pneumonia, beware sudden heart attacks. A new study from the University of Chicago has found that heart attacks with no early warning sign or symptoms are affecting pneumonia patients more than previously thought. Sudden heart attacks are almost as likely to […]

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Feeling sick? Not sure what you have, or which are the defining symptoms? You may have walking pneumonia, which is a casual term for a group of infectious bacteria that cause sneezing, coughing, and general ache and malaise. Incredibly contagious, both before and after pnuemonia symptoms begin, walking pneumonia is being referred to by CBS […]

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