Risk factors for pneumonia often depend on the specific type of disease.
Pneumonia that is contracted in the hospital is called hospital-acquired or nosocomial pneumonia. It affects an estimated 5 - 10 of every 1,000 hospitalized patients every year. More than half of these cases may be due to strains of bacteria that have developed resistance to antibiotics. In fact, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus...Read more
In the last blog post, I described the experiences of Patty and Karen, two women in their 40s who had to undergo major procedures for their... Read more »
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Are you a middle-aged woman with a muffin top? Join the club! Unfortunately, that extra weight around the middle may not be helping you... Read more »
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Researchers do not yet know the cause of Alzheimer's disease. The most important risk factor appears to be age. According to the National Institute... Read more »