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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea)
- Bloody Sputum (Hemoptysis)
- Chest Pain
- Cyanosis (Turning Blue)
- Fatigue, Tiredness, and Lethargy
- Bad Breath
- Chronic Cough
- How to Choose a Doctor
- Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment
- Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment
- Pneumonia FAQs
- Bird Flu: What Is Bird Flu? Should We Be Concerned?
- Strep Throat Complications
- Pneumonia Symptoms
- Why Am I So Tired? The Many Causes of Fatigue
- Are You Too Sick to Work?
- Abdominal Pain Causes
- Pneumonia Treatment
- Antibiotics 101
- Pneumonia vs. Walking Pneumonia
- Neonatal Sepsis (Sepsis Neonatorum)
- What Is a Hospitalist?
- Swine Flu Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Vaccination
- Swine Flu: How a Hospital Prepares for Patients
- Killer Cold Virus Facts
- Ask the Experts - Pulmonary
- Pneumonia Vaccination: Who Should Have One?
- Shortness of Breath & VP Cheney
- Pneumonia ... Quick New Urine Test
- Respiratory Virus (RSV) Strikes More Infants
Medications & Supplements
- cefdinir (Omnicef has been discontinued)
- Cipro, Cipro XR (ciprofloxacin) Antibiotic
- Diflucan (fluconazole)
- cephalexin, Keflex
- amoxicillin (Amoxil, Moxatag, Larotid)
- sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim suspension - oral, Septra
- sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim- oral, Bactrim, Septra
- Sulfonamides (Bactrim, Bactrim DS, Septra, Septra DS)
- azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zmax)
- cefuroxime, Ceftin, Zinacef
- erythromycin, Ery-Tab, PCE
- cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin, Banan) for Infections
- Biologics (Biologic Drug Class)
- guaifenesin, Robitussin, Fenesin, Mucosa, Mucus Relief, Mucinex
- cefixime (Suprax)
- vancomycin - injection, Vancocin
- piperacillin and tazobactam (Zosyn)
- cefprozil, Cefzil
- ertapenem - injection, Invanz
- cefadroxil, Duricef (Discontinued)
- cefepime - injection, Maxipime
- pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23, Pnu-Imune 23)
- norfloxacin, Noroxin
- penicillin V, (Veetids and Pen-Vee-K have been discontinued)
- meropenem (Merrem)
- tigecycline, Tygacil
- acetylcysteine - inhalation/oral
- tobramycin and dexamethasone, Tobradex, Tobradex ST
- atovaquone suspension - oral, Mepron
- penicillin g benzathine/penicillin g procaine - injection, Bicillin C-R
- pneumococcal pediatric vaccine - injection, Prevnar 13
- cefaclor, Raniclor
- daptomycin - injection, Cubicin
- sparfloxacin-oral, Zagam
- guaifenesin and phenylephrine, Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus Caplets, (Entex, discontinued)
- imipenem/cilastatin - injection, Primaxin
- pentamidine isethionate - inhalation, Nebupent
- Amoxicillin vs. Levaquin (Strength and Effectiveness)
- levofloxacin (Levaquin) Side Effects and Adverse Effects
- telithromycin - oral, Ketek
- pentamidine isethionate - injection, Pentam 300
- penicillin V potassium (Beepen-VK, Penicillin VK, V-Cillin-K)
- moxifloxacin - injection, Avelox
- penicillin v potassium - oral liquid, Pen-Vee K, Veetids
- haemophilus b/hepatitis b vaccine - injection, Comvax
- colistimethate - injection, Coly-Mycin M
- Prevnar 13
- Cipro XR
- Cleocin IV
- Azactam Injection
- Proquin XR
- Cipro IV
- Bicillin C-R
- Bicillin C-R Tubex
- Penicillin VK
- Primaxin IV
- Organidin NR
- Primaxin IM
- Robitussin Ac
- Entex Pse
Prevention & Wellness
- Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later
- Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard
- Vaccine Campaign in Poor Countries to Save 20 Million Lives
- New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma
- Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds
- Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis
- Many Parts of the World Lack Soap for Hand-Washing
- Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC
- At Major Teaching Hospitals, Lower Death Rates
- First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases
- Houston, You Have a 'Superbug'
- Contagious Bacteria Linked to Outbreak in Liberia
- Progress Being Made Against Neglected Tropical Diseases: WHO
- Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
- Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated
- Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant
- Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: Study
- Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years
- Many Americans Unaware of 'Superbug' Threat: Poll
- Health Tip: Identifying Signs of the Common Cold
- Rude, Disrespectful Surgeons May Also Be More Error-Prone: Study
- Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections
- Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC
- 8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs
- Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure
- Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC
- TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80
- Politics Behind CDC's Cancellation of Climate Change Conference, Experts Say
- Flu Cases Starting to Spread: CDC
- Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu
- How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness
- Artificial 'Voice Box' Implant Helps Cancer Patient Speak
- Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell
- Female Doctors May Have an Edge: Study
- Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head
- U.S. Doctors Still Over-Prescribing Drugs: Survey
- It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking
- U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study
- Are You Ready for Flu Season?
- Kids Can Beat 'Complex' Pneumonia Without IV Antibiotics: Study
- Dental Cleanings May Help Keep Lungs Clean, Too
- Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies
- When Complications Arise, Some Hospitals Get Paid a Lot More
- Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations
- 1 in 10 Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable
- Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot
- Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems
- Experts Weigh In On Newly Released Health Information From Clinton, Trump
- Clinton: 'I Didn't Think It Was Going to Be That Big a Deal'
- Hillary Clinton's Pneumonia: How Serious, the Prognosis
- Hillary Clinton's Pneumonia: Expert Q&A
- Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?
- Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
- FDA Bolsters Warnings About Class of Antibiotics
- 1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays
- Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia
- A New Antibiotic to the Rescue?
- Top 5 Costly Inpatient Conditions for Hospitals
- Rural Hospitals Often Safer, Cheaper for Common Surgeries: Study
- With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything
- Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study
- Mom Was Right: A Good Night's Sleep Helps Keep You Healthy
- A Mild Flu Season, and the End Is in Sight: CDC
- Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study
- Flu Season Hasn't Peaked Yet
- Health Tip: Chickenpox Can Be Dangerous
- Blood Test Might Predict When Antibiotics Won't Help
- No Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections: Experts
- Smokers With Pneumonia at Risk for Lung Cancer: Study
- Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDC
- Health Tip: Who Gets Pneumonia?
- Too Much TV Linked to Leading Causes of Death
- Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia
- Treating Older Patients for Pneumonia in ICU May Boost Survival, But Not Costs
- CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade
- Steroids May Help Speed Pneumonia Recovery, Study Finds
- Viruses, Not Bacteria, Reponsible for Many Pneumonia Cases: Study
- Statins Might Reduce Complications After Major Lung Surgery
- ICU Delirium Tied to Higher Death Risk, Study Says
- That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis
- Improper Antibiotic Use Often Due to Misdiagnosis: Study
- Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends
- Health Tip: Preventing Health Problems in Seniors
- 4 in 10 Americans Breathe Unhealthy Air: Report
- Antibiotic Shortages On the Rise in U.S.
- Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations
- Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
- Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk
- Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
- 2 Deaths, Scores of Potential 'Superbug' Infections at UCLA Med Center
- Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says
- Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk
- Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study
- Bad Flu Season Continues to Take Toll, Especially Among the Young and Old
- Flu Season May Not Have Peaked: CDC
- New Antibiotic May Combat Resistant Bacteria
- ICU Infections Among Elderly Tied to Higher Death Rates After Discharge
- Flu: Bad Season Getting Worse
- Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection
- Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds
- Poorest Seniors at Risk for Repeat Hospital Stays
- Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children
- Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study
- Bed Position Matters for Stroke Patients, Report Shows
- Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk, Study Reports
- Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids
- Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime
- Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study
- Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise: Study
- U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC
- Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5
- Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart
- Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study
- Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus
- Sleep Apnea Might Raise Pneumonia Risk: Study
- New Device IDs Disease-Causing Germs
- Certain Antibiotics Tied to Blood Sugar Swings in Diabetics
- Protecting Lungs During Abdominal Surgery May Decrease Complications
- Signs of Potential Trouble for Nursing Home Residents
- Infant Vaccines Also Protect Seniors Against Pneumonia: Study
- Vibativ Approved for Certain Bacterial Pneumonia
- Statins Plus Certain Antibiotics May Set Off Toxic Reaction: Study
- Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC
- Transfusions With Heart Surgery Might Raise Infection Risk
- Deadly 'Super Bug' Controlled in Large Study of Hospitals
- Health Highlights: May 28, 2013
- New China Bird Flu May Be Resistant to Tamiflu
- Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children
- Health Highlights: April 17, 2013
- Remembering SARS - 10 Years Later
- Pneumonia May Lead to Serious Aftereffects for Seniors
- Report Details Steps to Boost Patient Safety
- Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC
- Little-Known Respiratory Infection Sends Many Kids to Hospital
- 1 in 5 Hospital Docs Reports 'Unsafe' Workloads: Study
- Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors
- Better Work Environment May Cut Hospital Readmission Rates
- Flu Cases Rise Across U.S., Severe Season Feared
- Scientists Shed Light on Fungus Behind Deadly Pneumonia Strain
- Health Highlights: Dec. 28, 2012
- U.S. Children's Hospitals Treating More Complex, Expensive Conditions
- Study Finds New SARS-Like Virus Spread Through Bats, Pigs
- Sedatives May Raise Pneumonia Risk
- Former President George H.W. Bush to Stay in Hospital Through Weekend
- Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized With Bronchitis
- Long-Term Use of Some Antipsychotics Not Warranted in Older Adults: Study
- Health Highlights: Nov. 26, 2012
- Pacifiers Crawling With Germs
- Medicare/Medicaid Policy Shift Didn't Budge Hospital Infection Rates: Study
- Death Rates Drop for 5 Top Causes of Death
- Fresh Blood as Good as Older Blood for Preemie Transfusions: Study
- Postoperative Program Prevents Respiratory Complications: Study
- Health Tip: Caring for an Older Person's Teeth
- Declining Funding May Cause U.N. to Fall Short of Health Goals
- U.S. Antibiotic Prescribing Rates Highest in South: Study
- Electrolyte Problem Raises Post-Op Death Risk: Study
- Heart Attacks, Strokes Jumped After Japan Earthquake, Study Finds
- Missed Diagnoses in ICU Often Have Deadly Results: Review
- Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC
- Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex
- Test Approved to Help Treat Common Infection in Transplant Patients
- Rare Drug-Resistant Bacteria Spotted in U.S. Hospital
- Health of Americans a Mixed Bag: CDC Report
- Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke is Dangerous
- Cough Medicine and Cough Syrups
- High Blood Sugar May Make Pneumonia Deadlier
- Z-Pak Heart Attack?
- Availability of Beds, Poverty Drive Costly Hospital Readmissions
- More Smog Might Mean More Hospitalizations
- Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study
- Pay-for-Performance Hospitals Don't Offer Better Care: Study
- Could Statins Help Prevent Pneumonia?
- U.S. Death Rates Drop 60% in 75 Years
- Parents Often Right to Bring Kids With Fever to the ER: Study
- Health Tip: Are You at Greater Risk for Pneumonia?
- All U.S. Adults Should Get Whooping Cough Shot: Panel
- Hospitals Ranked for Emergency Medicine Quality
- Respiratory Virus Killed 8 Military Recruits After Vaccination Program Halted
- Too Few American Adults Getting Needed Vaccinations: CDC
- Health Highlights: Jan. 31, 2012
- Outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease Traced to Hospital Fountain
- CDC: Americans Living Longer as Death Rate Drops
- FDA Curbs Use of Certain Antibiotics in Livestock, Poultry
- Pneumonia Vaccine Approved for Older People
- Higher Hospital Admissions Equal Higher Readmissions: Study
- Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Tied to Flu Survival
- Flu Season Mild So Far, Says CDC
- Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now
- Are Acid Reflux Drugs Overused?
- Onfi Approved to Treat Severe Seizures
- Health Tip: Managing Pain After Surgery
- Unvaccinated Kids Behind Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak in Years: Study
- In Older Men, Prostate Biopsies Can Raise Risk of Hospitalization
- Health Highlights: Sept. 8, 2011
- CDC: Vaccination Rates for Toddlers Rising
- Rapid Blood Test Identifies Infection Type
- Hib Disease Increasing Among Adults
- Low Vitamin D at Birth Linked to Lung Infections
- Dueling 'Best Hospital' Ratings
- Diabetes Risks Go Beyond Heart Attacks, Strokes
- Secondhand Smoke Raises Kids' Ear Infection Risk
- Flu Is Widespread in 11 States
- Smoking Raises Surgery Risks
- H1N1 Swine Flu No Worse Than Seasonal Flu
- Hearing Loss in Teens Is on the Rise
- Extremely Drug-Resistant Infections Spreading Fast
- Head Lice Grow Resistant to Treatments
- New Insurance Rules: Free Preventive Health Care
- Is LRSA the New MRSA?
- Pneumonia Shot Won't Help Lower Men's Heart Risks
- Airborne Fungus Expected to Spread in U.S.
- Health Tip: Are You at Greater Risk of Pneumonia?
- Hospital-Acquired Sepsis, Pneumonia a 'Growing Menace'
- Hospital Infections Kill 48,000 Each Year
- Lung Infection Up in Wake of Kids' Pneumonia Vaccine
- Steroid Inhalers Raise Pneumonia Risk for Lung Disease Patients
- Statins Reduced Death Risk From Pneumonia
- Pneumonia Vaccine Is Keeping Kids Healthier
- Vaccine Cuts U.S. Child Pneumonia Rate By 39%
- Health Tip: Treating Pneumonia
- Antibiotics in Food Animals: FAQ
- Bronchitis Symptoms
- Common Cold: Too Sick to Work?
- An American's H1N1 Swine Flu Experience in London: One Patient's Story
- Cover Your Cough!
- Germs Germs Everywhere!
- FDA Clears Test to Identify 12 Respiratory Viruses
- Colds: How to Care for Someone Without Getting Sick Yourself
- Immunization: National Immunization Awareness Month
- Medicare Pays - Get the Most from It!
- Dementia Patients On Antipsychotic Meds At Risk
- Diseases from Animals: A Primer
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- Antibiotic Resistance: Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please!
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