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Prevent Pneumonia

American Lung Association - Fighting For Air

Excerpts from the American Lung Association Web page

Can Pneumonia be Prevented?

Yes.

Get a flu shot every year to prevent seasonal influenza. The flu is a common cause of pneumonia, so preventing the flu is a good way to prevent pneumonia!
Get vaccinated against pneumococcal pneumonia if you are at high risk of getting this type of pneumonia.
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Be aware of your general health!

Since pneumonia often follows respiratory infections, be aware of any symptoms that linger more than a few days.
Good health habits—a healthy diet, rest, regular exercise, etc.—help you from getting viruses and respiratory illnesses. They also help promote fast recovery when you do get a cold, the flu or other respiratory illness.

December 1, 2010 - Posted by | Consumer Health | ,

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