PulmonaryInfo Center

Sleep Apnea Patients at Risk for Pneumonia
Sleep apnea affects about a fifth of Americans and has been linked to heart disease and brain dysfunction. It's possible that this condition is associated with lung disease as well.
It’s Not Too Late for Flu Vaccination
This year’s flu vaccine provides protection against the most common strain of flu this year, H1N1. The flu is still infecting people, and it’s not too late to get vaccinated.
Flu While Pregnant Might Affect Baby's Mental Health
Previous research established a link between prenatal exposure to infection and later schizophrenia. New research aimed to see if this same link was present for bipolar disorder.
Flu Shot Might Prevent Stroke
Doctors recommend annual flu shots to help patients stay healthy during flu season. New research suggests that the flu vaccine also might help prevent stroke.
A Tough Flu Season for the Young
Many young to middle-aged adults might brush off flu season as no big concern for them. But this season, the flu has hit the young hard.
Tracking Tuberculosis in US Kids
Tuberculosis is not a common disease in the US, but it does occur, even among children. So, who are those children?
Flu Season Severe for the Unvaccinated
Though the flu strikes every year, each season can be different. Researchers behind a new study uncovered some surprising trends about this season's flu.
How Best to Prevent and Treat the Common Cold
Colds are one of the most common illnesses among both children and adults. What are the best ways to prevent and treat the common cold?
Flu Shot Could Keep Diabetes Patients Out of Hospital
With flu season underway, people with diabetes may want to take extra care. Diabetes patients face a high risk of flu-related health complications. An annual flu shot, however, may help.
Fever-Reducing Medications May Spread the Flu
When people start to run a fever from the flu, they often turn to medications like ibuprofen to bring the fever down. But it seems this common strategy might be dangerous.