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Heartburn Pills Are Linked To More Infections, And This May Be Why

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.10.2016 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport Popular heartburn pills known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be making some people more prone to bacterial infections by alter...

How on Earth Can a Remote Ethiopian Health Post Function without Electricity?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 01.10.2016 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Ethiopia's leadership deserves credit for recognizing the importance of serving all their communities, regardless of geographic challenges, and for continuing to innovate and experiment with new ways to improve health outcomes for every child, everywhere.

In A World Short on Toilets, WHP Focuses on Preventing and Treating the Health Consequences

Gopi Gopalakrishnan | Posted 11.21.2015 | Impact
Gopi Gopalakrishnan

Globally, 2.4 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation, like a basic toilet. Over 660 million people do not have access to clean and safe drinking water.

Scientists Have Found Bacteria Resistant To 'Last Resort' Drug

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.25.2015 | Science

Scientists have discovered a bacteria mutation that they say is resistant to an antibiotic typically considered "the last line of defense" aga...

50 Is the new 30, Right? Tim Daly's Here to Tell Us Otherwise!

Harold Wimmer | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Through preventive measures we can help reduce our risk of contracting serious diseases.

Adjusted Flu Vaccine Options Available to Seniors This Year

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.07.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you haven't yet received any pneumococcal vaccine you should get the Prevnar 13 first, followed by Pneumovax 23 six to 12 months later. But if you've already been vaccinated with Pneumovax 23, wait at least one year before getting the Prevnar 13.

Yay for Mono!

Mike Kotsopoulos | Posted 07.16.2015 | College
Mike Kotsopoulos

On June 21st, my summer died. The season took its final breaths and bid adieu once the physician's assistant opened his mouth. I never really believed his words. Time and time again I chose to ignore the writing on the wall. It felt easy enough.

5 Ways Thinking Small Helped Me Play Big

Eleanor Beaton | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Eleanor Beaton

As I turned my focus from big, external achievements to quiet little wins, a profound shift took place that set me on a more fulfilling course. Here are five ways that thinking small helped me play big.

The Fragility of Life and Lung: My Dad's Severe Pneumonia Story

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

I am not the kind of person who wants to forget trauma and suffering. Rather, I want to cherish it. I want to remember that life is fragile no matter my effort to prevent another cancer -- no matter my dad's effort to stay active, healthy and strong.

The Archbishop Of Canterbury Is Battling Pneumonia

AP | Posted 12.26.2014 | Religion

LONDON (AP) — Church of England officials say Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has pneumonia. Officials said Friday that Welby is resting at h...

Why Care About World Pneumonia Day?

Anu Gupta | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Anu Gupta

For parents, pneumonia is an incredibly insidious disease. In its initial stages, it can look like an everyday cold. Its stealth nature makes it lethal -- killing nearly a million children under the age of five each year -- children very much like my son.

I on Beauty: Chapter 9: Illnesses You Should Worry About More than Ebola

Irene Michaels | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

The biggest news outlets have been reeling with Ebola horror stories for weeks now, and while this terrible virus is certainly cause for alarm in West Africa (and precaution elsewhere), the risk to North Americans currently remains quite low.

Vaccination Options Available to Seniors this Flu Season

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Depending on your health, age and personal preference, there's a buffet of flu shots available to seniors this flu season, along with two vaccinations for pneumonia that you should consider getting too.

UN: Child Mortality Rates Falling, But Preventable Deaths Still Major Concern

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable ...

Preventing Ebola and More Common Infections: Tips For You On Contact and Hygiene

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Social gestures are important to feel welcome, express trust, show gratitude, and conclude visits with a hopeful tone. Find the best way between you and your doctor to have these feelings, but do not increase your risk of infection in the process.

Study Discovers New Way To Prevent Pneumonia In The Elderly

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty

(Adds details on standard Pneumovax vaccine, updates share price, final two paragraphs) By Ransdell Pierson and Caroline Humer ...

A Multi-Faceted Approach Is Needed to Fight Infectious Diseases

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

A study by the Washington-based Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has found that most U.S. states are underperf...

Pfizer Sells Millions Of Key Vaccine Cheaply To Poor Countries

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

TRENTON, N.J. -- Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to provide hundreds of millions of doses of its lucrative vaccine against pneumonia and meningitis a...

A Promise Renewed: A Great Global Ambition and Every Father's Dream

Anthony Lake | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact
Anthony Lake

What will you be doing this Father's Day? Grilling in the back yard with the family? We often take such simple pleasures for granted. But, elsewhere, millions of fathers around the world will struggle to help their children survive and thrive.

Did Lung 'Bug' Kill Confederate General?

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.10.2013 | Science

Historians and doctors have debated for decades what medical complications caused the death of legendary Confederate fighter Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jac...

Childhood Immunization Leaves Adults Behind

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The global health community has barely begun to recognize how vaccination can enable a healthy, active aging process. This aha! moment had better come soon, because vaccination isn't just good health policy, it's great economic policy.

Spilled Milk: Brokeback Bethlehem

William Lucas Walker | Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents
William Lucas Walker

The 2005 Christmas pageant of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, for what I'm guessing was the first time in recorded history, Jesus had two daddies.

Ed Koch Scheduled To Leave Hospital Monday

AP | Posted 02.09.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Former New York Mayor Ed Koch (kahch) has been released from a Manhattan hospital. Koch looked jovial as he spoke briefly Monday out...

Vaccination Options for Seniors This Flu Season

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Are there any new or different types of vaccines being recommended to seniors this flu season?

World Pneumonia Day's Humble Beginnings

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

This year marked my first as Director of Vaccine Delivery at the Gates Foundation, where pneumonia has a dedicated team working to develop and deliver a comprehensive set of tools including improved diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines for children and families in developing countries.