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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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Southern California hospitals have seen an outbreak of the new superbug sweeping the nation: carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP). Like MRSA, CRKP has grown in hospitals and reitrement homes. Although the US and other countries have seen outbreaks, a new study has revealed that it is more prevalent in hospitals than previously believed. More at CNN […]

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