Pneumonia May Lead To Long-Term Physical, Mental Problems For Seniors.

HealthDay (3/23, Preidt) reported, “Seniors who are hospitalized for pneumonia are at high risk for long-term physical and mental problems that can impair their ability to care for themselves,” according to a study published online March 15 in the American Journal of Medicine. “The study looked at data on about 1,400 adults older than 50 who survived more than 1,700 hospitalizations for pneumonia, heart attack or stroke.” Notably, “the effects of pneumonia were comparable to those seen in people who survive a heart attack or stroke, the researchers said.”

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— “Pneumonia May Lead to Serious Aftereffects for Seniors, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, March 22, 2013.

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