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Pneumonia

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  • Widespread confusion over flu shot insurance benefits

    Widespread confusion over flu shot insurance benefits
    Wendell Morris stopped recently at a Rite Aid drugstore in Santa Monica to get a flu shot. A worker at the pharmacy said Morris' insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, didn't cover flu shots. So Morris paid about $30 out of pocket for the vaccination. He later...
  • Look around and ask: Where has all the romance gone?

    So I'm waiting at a stoplight when another piece of techno-pop skitters across the car radio, and the notion hits me: Is romance dead? Better suited perhaps to a Time magazine cover or an article in New York magazine, the question nonetheless is soon...
  • Bypassing lungs may help swine flu pneumonia victims

     
    Patients with acute respiratory stress or pneumonia are typically placed on a ventilator, which assists breathing by forcing air into the lungs under pressure. While ventilation can be lifesaving, it also can damage lung tissues from oxygen toxicity and...
  • Margaret Atwood on green rabbits, writing sex and Twitter

     
    Margaret Atwood comes to UCLA's Royce Hall tonight with a performance from her new novel, "The Year of the Flood." In the book, as two former eco-cult members struggle to survive an environmental disaster, they remember leader Adam One and......
  • FDA approves emergency use of intravenous peramivir against swine flu

     
    Responding to a request from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved emergency use of the experimental intravenous antiviral drug peramivir to treat hospitalized patients with pandemic H1N1...
  • CDC sees 'worrisome' spike in swine flu-linked bacterial pneumonia

     
    Federal officials said today they have noticed "a worrisome spike in serious pneumococcal disease" linked to infections with pandemic H1N1 influenza. Health authorities normally see an increase in such infections associated with seasonal flu, but this...
  • Swine flu activity continues to be low as WHO defends actions

     
    Activity of the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus continues to ebb in the United States, with no states reporting widespread flu activity in the week ending Jan. 23 and only five states reporting regional activity. Hospitalization rates have leveled off, and....
  • Too many seniors not immunized against pneumonia, report says

     
    Pneumonia is by far the leading killer of seniors who contract either seasonal or pandemic H1N1 influenza, but far too many of the elderly are not immunized against it, according to a report issued Thursday by the Infectious Diseases Society......
  • As a marker for hospital quality, cost alone is unreliable, new study suggests

     
    You might think that higher-cost medical care means higher-quality medical care or, rather, that lower-cost medical care means lower-quality medical care. Neither are reliable assumptions. In a Commonwealth Fund-backed study published online today in...
  • Pneumonia kills hundreds of bighorn sheep in western U.S.

     
    Pneumonia outbreaks that have killed hundreds of bighorn sheep this winter in several western states have wildlife officials grappling with how to minimize the effect. Wildlife officials say the disease shows up sporadically in wild herds, but it's...
  • > Photos: SeaWorld, Disney team up in Gulf turtles rescue

     
    11 endangered Kemp's Ridley turtles arrived by twin-engine plane at Orlando Executive Airport, Friday, as SeaWorld Orlando and Disney's Animal Programs teamed up with a sealife rehab facility in Mississippi to treat the animals in Orlando. The turtles,...