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Aging, obsolete cells prime the lungs for pneumonia by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Tue 31 May 2011 10:08pm HSC News Community-acquired pneumonia is the leading cause of infectious death among the elderly. Newly published research from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio suggests why older people are vulnerable and offers a possible defense. The researchers found that when it comes to aging and pneum ... Read on »
Vaccine Made With Synthetic Gene Protects Against Deadly Pneumonia by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Thu 24 Feb 2011 8:53pm Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed an experimental vaccine that appears to protect against an increasingly common and particularly deadly form of pneumococcal pneumonia. Details of the new vaccine, which was tested in an animal model, are reported in a paper published today in the Journal of ... Read on »
Pneumonia by Healthy Solutions Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Aug 2010 6:47am BBC News , Health Dr Trisha Macnair Pneumonia means inflammation of the lungs and is usually caused by an infection. It’s a very common condition, especially among the elderly and those with serious underlying illnesses. What is pneumonia? Pneumonia causes inflammation of one or both lungs in the chest, usually due to infection ... Read on »
DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE 7 SIGNS OF PNEUMONIA? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Mon 12 Apr 2010 12:00am Apr 12           Pneumonia is an infection of one or both lungs.  It occurs when either bacteria or viruses get stuck in the lungs – the germs multiply and form an infected area.  In order to understand it, things you should know include something about the lungs and what they do ... Read on »
Could me making a comeback with ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:20pm Could me making a comeback with the fight against MRSA...BD Research led by the University of Warwick has uncovered exactly how the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae has become resistant to the antibiotic penicillin. The same research could also open up MRSA to attack by penicillin and help create a library of designer antibiotics to use ... Read on »
Autism and PANDAS by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Nov 2011 12:00am By Teresa Conrick My daughter, Megan's recent diagnosis of an autoimmune condition coupled with an abnormal EEG are big, red flags that help illustrate why she is so ill.  Finding that out hardly ends my journey for more answers to help improve her health and her life.  The disturbing behaviors and symptoms of vocal tics, di ... Read on »
Electronic Health Records by Stephen Schimpff, MD Posted Mon 06 Jul 2009 8:06pm President Obama as part of his health care reform agenda is aggressively pushing the electronic health record [EHR]. will be a major improvement to medical care and to patient safety over time. But there are two major problems that need to be overcome before the EHR will ever be fully functional – interoperability and physician documentation. By in ... Read on »
Health Tips for December 9 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Health Tip: Safety at the Salon Salons that don't follow proper safety procedures may pass along infections to customers who get manicures or pedicures. Before you get too comfy in a salon chair, consider these suggestions from the International Pedicure Association: * Be sure all areas of the salon look clean. * All technicians ... Read on »
Health Tips for February 18 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Flu Children are in constant contact with germs, and can easily spread them to others. Flu is a particularly nasty nemesis, but it can be prevented. Here are ways to help reduce your child's risk of getting the flu, courtesy of the Children's Hospital at the University of California, San Francisco: ... Read on »