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Pneumonia

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

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 01.23.2015 | 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.

Turning the Tide Against Pneumonia

Her Highness Begum Inaara Aga Khan | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Her Highness Begum Inaara Aga Khan

I had the privilege of meeting people working on the frontlines of the fight against pneumonia last week during a trip to Myanmar. The Princess Inaara Foundation and PSI are working together to bring pneumonia information and care to children and families, particularly in rural areas of the developing world.

Getting Meds to Sick Kids at the End of the Supply Chain

Joel Lamstein | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Joel Lamstein

For community case management to be truly effective, countries and partners must invest in supply chains so that they can forecast, finance, procure, and deliver life-saving medicines to community health workers.

U.S. Deaths Surpass 2.5 Million For The First Time

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. deaths surpassed 2.5 million for the first time last year, reflecting the nation's growing and aging population. ...

Celebrating International Children's Day

Dyness Kasungami | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Dyness Kasungami

While great strides in child survival have been made in the past years, we also remember those children who do not live to see their fifth birthday -- the 7.6 million children who die of preventable causes each year.

U.S. Leadership at Home Is Saving Lives Around the World

Seth Berkley, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Seth Berkley, M.D.

For the first time in history, these new vaccines are also reaching people in the developing world soon after they're available in wealthier countries, eliminating what used to be a delay of 15 years or more.

Pneumonia: Chuck Brown's Condition, Explained

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 05.17.2012 | Healthy Living

The "Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown has died at age 75 after battling pneumonia, according to news reports. The Associated Press reported that Bro...

Routine Vaccination Solutions for Nigeria Will Save Lives and Money

Tom Murphy | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Nigeria is home to one out of every eight child deaths worldwide, and the Decade of Vaccines Economics projects 90 percent vaccine coverage can save 600,000 lives and $17 billion in Nigeria over the next 10 years.

Good Things Come in Different-Sized Packages

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Decisions around vaccine container size and type -- whether single-dose vial, multi-dose container or pre-filled syringe -- have important implications for a variety of stakeholders.