Walking pneumonia, pneumonia’s milder cousin, is an infection that often spreads in schools, colleges and nursing homes. It’s hard to avoid, but you can take steps to prevent it.
You’re getting over a bad cold, but something else is brewing. Upper airway infections can leave your lower airways vulnerable to bronchitis or pneumonia. Learn the difference between the two.
From the common cold to bronchitis, find out how long it should last and when to see the doctor.
Most of the time, this virus only causes minor symptoms. However, some babies are unable to fight this infection. Find out why.
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The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect against the most common bacterial pneumonia. Learn more about who benefits most from the vaccine.
Because of vaccines, the frequency of diseases like polio has declined so much that the general public has forgotten their impact — and may take for granted the benefit these vaccines provide.
You’re not feeling well. You’re exhausted, coughing and have a stuffy nose. How do you know if it’s the flu or merely a cold? Here’s how to tell the difference.
We have more power over our health than any other generation in history. Learn how causes of death have changed over the past 100 years.
If you’ve ever heard a seal pup barking, you know the telltale sound of croup. Croup is a respiratory infection that affects children mainly during the fall and winter months.
Pneumonia may be as big a risk factor for heart disease as smoking or diabetes, especially in adults older than 65 who are hospitalized, a new study says. Researchers at the University of Ottawa began tracking the link among nearly 1,300 people who developed pneumonia during the course of the study. Participants ranged in age from … Read More