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Pneumonia

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about pneumonia, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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Lifestyle

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.

By HealthAfter50
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Risk Factors

The Danger of Wearing Dentures Overnight

By HealthAfter50
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Risk Factors

What Is Pneumonia?

By HealthAfter50

The Latest

Senior man being discharged from the hospital.
Medication

Too Many Hospital Patients Go Home With Black-Box Antibiotics

Many hospitals are cutting back on the use of powerful, risky antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, but are sending patients home with these medications.

By Diane Domina
Doctors looking at lung x-ray.
Complications

Bacterial Pneumonia Poses High Risk for Heart Complications

Research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018 suggests bacterial pneumonia is more harmful to the heart than viral pneumonia.

By Diane Domina
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Treatment

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
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Treatment

Pneumonia Treatment: What You Need to Know

Treatment options for pneumonia depend on which type you have.

By HealthAfter50
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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, M.D.