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Respiratory Disorders: Pneumonia     View
Fact sheet on pneumonia, which is "an inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or chemical irritants." Discusses types of pneumonia (bacterial, viral, mycoplasma), symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for children. From the Luci ...
http://www.lpch.org/DiseaseHealthInfo/HealthLibrary/respire/pneumnia.html

MedlinePlus: Pneumonia     View
Collection of links to information about the disease, including diagnosis, prevention, research, and statistics. Covers specific conditions such as walking pneumonia, and related issues such as HIV/AIDS and lung disease. Some information available in ...
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/pneumonia.html

William Henry Harrison - ipl2's POTUS: Presidents of the United States     View
William Henry Harrison was the 9th President of the United States and member of the Whig Party. He held the office of the President for one month from March 4, 1841 to April 4 before dying of pneumonia. As an Army general, Harrison defeated Indian re ...
http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/whharrison.html

MedlinePlus: Legionnaires' Disease     View
A compilation of links to information about Legionnaires' disease, which is a bacterial infection that usually causes pneumonia. Topics include specific conditions and organizations. The "Medical Encyclopedia" section includes a discussion ...
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/legionnairesdisease.html

Hospital Compare     View
"This tool provides you with information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions." Specific United States hospitals are compared with national averages in their treatment of t ...
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov

The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General     View
Full text of the May 2004 report from U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona on smoking and health, which reveals "for the first time that smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body. ... [It] finds that cigarette smoking is concl ...
http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/smokingconsequences/

ARDS Support Center     View
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome is a "severe, acute lung dysfunction that is associated with a variety of diseases, such as pneumonia, shock, sepsis (a severe infection in the body) and trauma." Visitors to this site will find "education, care, s ...
http://ards.org/

CDC: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)     View
This site provides information on SARS, an atypical form of pneumonia which apparently originated in Asia and has spread rapidly. The site covers guidance for clinicians, health departments, and airline and airport workers as well as a FAQ, travel ad ...
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/

Black History Month: Ashe's Activism Helped Mold the Future     View
Series of articles about tennis player Arthur Ashe, who "become the first African-American man to win tennis' most hallowed trophy, Wimbledon, in 1975." Discusses Ashe's tennis career and victories and his involvement in other causes, inclu ...
http://assets.espn.go.com/tennis/s/2003/0205/1504540.html

End-of-Life Choices: Feeding Tubes and Ventilators     View
This fact sheet discusses two common decisions facing families of chronically ill people: using feeding tubes when the person cannot swallow, and ventilators when the person cannot breathe on his or her own. Topics include artificial hydration and nu ...
http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=399

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