Pneumonia and bronchitis are a few respiratory infections that can be prevented. Learn how to put up your best defense and what to do if you do get sick.
Pneumonia, a lung infection, is usually caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, but it can be caused by the aspiration of food, gum, liquid, or vomit.
Aspiration pneumonia is caused by the accidental infiltration of food, bacteria, and other substances into the lungs. Learn more about symptoms and treatment.
Pneumonia is a mild to serious lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Reviewed by a board-certified pulmonologist.
When you have pneumonia, treatment will depend on what type you have and how severe your symptoms are. Most cases can be treated at home.
Asthma and pneumonia have similar symptoms, but the causes and treatments differ. Studies show that conditions associated with each one may increase the risk of the other.
Bacterial pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have dangerous cause-and-effect relationships. Learn why and how they're treated.
There are two vaccines (Prevnar13, Pneumovax 23) that can provide protection against 36 types of pneumonia bacteria. Learn who needs them and when.
Symptoms of pneumonia may be different in children than adults, so it's important to be aware of the differences and to know when to seek help.
Chest X-rays and CT scans diagnose pneumonia while Gram-stains, cultures, urine antigens, serology, PCR, and enzyme immunoassays identify the cause.
The bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae is a leading cause of urinary tract infection, blood infection, and pneumonia in hospitalized patients.