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3 years 3 months ago

Doctors: George Michael recovering in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) - Doctors treating George Michael say the ex-front man for the pop group "Wham!" is making progress as he recovers from pneumonia. Doctors Gottfried Locker and Christoph Zielinski say the 48-year-old Michael remains hospitalized nonetheless. They say in a statement that he "needed intensive care because of the...

4 years 10 months ago

Allergies leading to serious complications

The long, nasty allergy season has launched a new concern. Doctors are worried that allergy sufferers are now at risk for serious infections, including pneumonia. Doctors are seeing ear infections, bronchitis and other serious complications from allergies, but their greatest fear is pneumonia. "That's what you absolutely don't want...

4 years 10 months ago

Actress Murphy's husband found dead

Police say the husband of deceased actress Brittany Murphy has been found dead, according to the Los Angeles Times. Sgt. Louie Lozano of the Los Angeles Police Department tells the paper that screenwriter Simon Monjack was found dead Sunday night at his home in the Hollywood Hills. Lozano says...

4 years 10 months ago

Corey Haim died of pneumonia complications

Actor Corey Haim died from pneumonia complicated by an enlarged heart, bad lungs and narrowed blood vessels, while drugs found in his system played no role in his death, the Los Angeles County coroner said Tuesday. Haim, 38, died from "community-acquired pneumonia" along with lung, heart and blood vessel...

4 years 11 months ago

Free pneumonia shots available for smokers

Pneumonia vaccine is available at no cost for smokers and those with asthma at the Pueblo City-County Health Department. "In October of 2008, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that all smokers as well as individuals with asthma, ages 19-64, be vaccinated with the pneumonia vaccine," stated Dr....

4 years 11 months ago

More immunizations available at Citadel Mall

It's official--Southern Colorado residents like the convenience of getting immunizations at the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs. The H1N1 swine flu vaccine has been available since last year. Beginning Friday, April 16, three vaccinations will be available at The Citadel. The new immunizations are pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster...

5 years 1 month ago

Murphy died of pneumonia, drug intoxication

Brittany Murphy died from pneumonia, but anemia and prescription drugs also played a role, coroner's officials said Thursday. The primary cause of death was community-acquired pneumonia, with contributing factors of iron deficiency anemia and "multiple drug intoxication," according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The death was...

5 years 5 months ago

Many swine flu deaths linked to pneumonia

Many people who've died from swine flu also have been infected with pneumonia bacteria, underscoring the need for vaccination against that bug, too, federal health officials said Wednesday. Of 77 people who died from complications of the H1N1 strain between May 1 and Aug. 20, 22, or nearly 30...

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