Pneumonia is caused by the inhalation of infected microorganisms (tiny, single-celled living organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or protozoa) spread through contact with an infected person. The microorganisms enter the body through the mouth, nose and eyes. If the body's resistance is down, the natural process of fighting off diseases is weakened and the microorganisms are free to spread into the lungs and the lungs'...
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 »
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 »
In this entry, I would like to review the impact that severe infections from a common pneumonia bacterium can have on asthmatics and... 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 »