RadioMD: Healthy Children

World Pneumonia Day

November 11, 20159 min
How can you protect your children from this serious and often fatal disease?Most of you might have heard about pneumonia, but what do you really know about this serious and often deadly disease?Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is primarily caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi that are transmitted from one person to another. It's important to know that it cannot be caused by cold and bad weather.According to the New England Journal of Medicine, pneumonia is the leading cause of hospitalizations among children in the U.S.What are some ways you can help protect your children from this serious illness?Listen in as Katherine Edwards, MD, shares everything you need to know about pneumonia and World Pneumonia Day.

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