Should You Get a Pneumonia Vaccine?

Respiratory infections can sometimes lead to pneumonia, so it’s important to get a pneumonia vaccine if you’re 65 and up or have certain health conditions.


Pneumonia’s Long-Term Health Consequences

Older adults hospitalized just once for pneumonia may suffer functional and cognitive decline. Here’s the research.

By HealthAfter50

Pneumonia Treatment: What You Need to Know

Treatment options for pneumonia depend on which type you have.

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What Is Walking Pneumonia?

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton left a memorial service for victims of the 9/11 attacks in New York City rather suddenly. She was rather unsteady on her feet and was seen being helped into an SUV. Later that day, her physician announced Clinton had been d...

A Guide to Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) changed their recommendations on how often and when to vaccinate for pneumonia and the flu, as well as which vaccines to give.

By James Thompson, MD

How Long Is Pneumonia Contagious?

Question Asked by Caroline How Long Is Pneumonia Contagious? How long is bacterial pnuemonia contagious? Thanks for any answers. Answer Hi there, Caroline – How long a person with bacterial pneumonia is contagious to others depends on the type of tre...

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