Bacteria are the most common causes of pneumonia. However, pneumonia can also be caused by viruses, fungi, and other agents. It is often impossible to identify the specific culprit.
Many bacteria are grouped into one of two large categories by the laboratory procedure used to look at them under a microscope. The procedure is known as Gram staining. Bacteria are stained with special dyes, then washed in a special solution. The color of the bacteria after washing determines whether they are...Read more
There is a lot of buzz every year about "The Flu Shot." The debate rages every fall, "should I or should I not get the vaccine?" There are... Read more »
Annual vaccinations for influenza virus are recommended for many groups of people. I strongly suggest that all people over the age of 65,... Read more »
How does your doctor go about figuring out what is wrong with you and arrive at the correct diagnosis? Let's begin with a story, something... Read more »
For many years, asthma patients have been recommended to get annual flu shots in order to prevent the flu. As this year's fall season gets... Read more »