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What You Need To Know About Pneumucoccal Disease and How You Can Prevent It by pehpot Posted Sun 04 Mar 2012 5:06pm It may not be the number one killer disease.. but it ranks first on morbidity and ranks 5th on mortality. Pneumucoccal Disease is a SERIOUS disease. Pneumococcal disease is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae), also known as pneumococcus. The bacteria may cause ear infection, pneumonia, meningitis or sepsi ... Read on »
Pneumonia and Shingles Vaccines for Elders by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 Sep 2013 8:30am Because it's the time of year again for the annual flu shots, last week we had a discussion about it. Several people brought up the shingles and pneumonia vaccines and I think it's a good idea to be sure we have the correct information. PNEUMONIA VACCINE FOR ADULTS The pneumococcal vaccine prevents blood, brain and lung diseases (pneumon ... Read on »
FDA Approves Pneumococcal Disease Vaccine with Broader Protection by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Thu 25 Feb 2010 12:00am The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Prevnar 13, a pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine for infants and young children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Prevnar 13 will be the successor to Prevnar, the pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine licensed by the FDA in 2000 to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and otitis m ... Read on »
Meningococcal and Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and Method of Using Same by Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 7:00pm Description of Invention: Pneumococcal diseases are a major public health problem all over the world. The etiological agent, Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is surrounded by a polysaccharide capsule. Differences in the composition of this capsule permit serological differentiation between about 90 capsular types, s ... Read on »
Part I: GBS (Group Beta Strep) by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted Sat 10 Jul 2010 8:36am I had been thinking it was best for moms to test for GBS at 36 weeks.  My rational was not driven by the belief that testing is necessary but rather by the wish to avoid the following scenario; if a mom enters a hospital in our area without a GBS negative result, even if the baby is asymptomatic, the baby will undergo a septic workup , of ... Read on »
What Is Causing Beta Amyloid Production In Alzheimer's And Autism? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Oct 2012 12:00am By Teresa Conrick It is not new news that beta amyloid, a protein heavily studied in Alzheimer's disease has also been showing up in Autism 2006 - High levels of Alzheimer beta-amyloid precursor protein (APP) in children with severely autistic behavior and aggression. 2011 - " The Weigel lab also reported observing secret ... Read on »
Brittany Murphy's Death - Learnings About Consumer Driven Healthcare and Pneumonia by Davis Liu Medical Doctor Posted Mon 24 May 2010 9:30am 1 Comment Actress Brittany Murphy, age 32, died unexpectedly in December 2009 as a result of pneumonia. An autopsy report noted elevated levels of medications, like Vicoprofen, which contains the narcotic hydrocodone and other medications, the anti-histamine chlorpheniramine and L-methamphetamine which is found in decongestants. The hydrocodone in Vi ... Read on »
World Pneumonia Day is November 12 by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 11 Nov 2011 10:02pm Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is usually caused by bacteria or viruses. Globally, pneumonia causes more deaths than any other infectious disease. However, it can often be prevented with vaccines and can usually be treated with antibiotics or antiviral drugs. Every 20 seconds, somewhere in the world, a ... Read on »
Pneumonia by Cheri Fraker Posted Sat 27 Feb 2010 12:00am Hi All. I have been sick the entire month of February. Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with pneumonia. This has been quite an experience and one I do not wish to repeat ever again. Next week, I am off to a pulmonologist and when I recover, I will take the pneumonia vaccine and start focusing on improving my respiratory function. My chest CT ... Read on »
ICAAC-IDSA: Pneumonia Linked to ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 01 Nov 2008 7:51pm ICAAC-IDSA: Pneumonia Linked to Acute Coronary Syndrome WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- Patients hospitalized with bacterial pneumonia have about eight times the risk of acute coronary syndrome as those admitted for other causes, a researcher said here. The risk is highest within 15 days of admission, said Vicente Corrales-Medina, M.D., of ... Read on »