Pneumonia is a relatively common problem resulting in antibiotics and the need, in some cases, for hospitalization or intensive care. Can physicians follow guidelines that deliver optimal care and reduce cost? Intermountain Healthcare offers a "yes."
A new study shows physicians "over-prescribing" the length of treatment for pneumonia. We seem to restart therapy at discharge.
Before endless speculation abounds, as we saw with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent post-operative cancer recovery, or when Melania Trump was admitted for a kidney procedure, it is important to debunk falsehoods.
Did you know all falls are not alike, and why that is the case? Or why every rib fracture is not the same? Here are a few factors that influence prognosis.
It's not an obvious answer. You might think malaria or malnutrition. But, no, it's pneumonia – which kills roughly one million kids under age 5 around the world. That's more than HIV/AIDS, diarrhea and malaria – combined.
Though pneumonia and infection are among the litany of known complications after water birth, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just reported two cases of Legionnaires’ Disease in newborns in Arizona born this way. Further investigation identified an infant death in 2014 in Texas from Legionellosis.
Like a headache, pneumonia is a symptom or condition. Specifically, it's lung inflammation and it can be lethal. Lacking further information, simply having pneumonia provides no clue as to its underlying cause. Pneumonia can be the result of infection with bacteria, viruses or fungi. Which means there's no such thing as a "pneumonia vaccine."
As the nation gears up for today's inauguration of the 45th President Donald J. Trump of the United States, sadly, the Bushes will be unable to be in attendance. In an all too common turn of events, former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara were admitted to the same hospital for respiratory issues-- pneumonia and bronchitis, respectively.
Questions were raised about Hillary Clinton's health after a recent public dizzying episode. Her doctor released a "summary update" on the presidential candidate's health, "since the release of [her] previous medical statement in July 2015." What does this letter mean? Not everything and not nothing.
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the 13-valent polysaccharide conjugate vaccine (Pfizer s Prevnar 13/PCV13) was effective in protecting seniors from the strains of pneumococcus (a bacterium that causes infections
All parents of infants, toddlers and young children should be required to read an essay in the Huffington Post by