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Ralphie May's Near-Death Experience
A bout of pneumonia nearly claimed comedian Ralphie May's life. Watch as he opens up about the experience and reveals to Rosie the thoughts that were running through his head in the hospital. Plus, Ralphie reveals whom he wrote letters to before going into surgery.
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"Old-Fashioned" Diseases That Are Making a Comeback
contracted it by age 20 , developing a fever, cough and runny nose, then a head-to-toe rash (measles can also lead to pneumonia and encephalitis). The CDC states that 220 confirmed cases of measles were reported in the U.S. in 2011 , compared with
The Fatal Flaw
delivered 29 home-cooked meals to Katie in the hospital, right after the birth of your second child and while you still had pneumonia . You're the girl that listened to me talk about my horrible married lover for an hour a night, for a year. Me: I've
Restaurant Secrets Putting Your Health at Risk
sample menus from restaurants in the New York City area were covered in bacteria, including fecal bacteria like E.coli and pneumonia -causing streptococcus. Solution: Grip the menu by the top corners instead of holding it by the bottom. Most people hold
The Most Important Conversation You'll Ever Have
toward the end, I remember being at work on deadline when a doctor called wanting to know: Should he treat my mother's pneumonia with an antibiotic? I tried to fathom the question: Was this a matter of life or death? Could I call back? Frankly, I
Why Are These Men Leaving Their Wives?
when they think about 'in sickness and in health,' imagine themselves at age 70 or 80, with their spouse in bed with pneumonia ," says Cassidy, who, at 42, is now cancer-free. "They're not picturing having a sick partner when they're young
A Skeptic Explores the Science Behind Spiritual Experiences
teacher from upstate New York, still remembers a moment that literally changed her life nearly 30 years ago: At 16 I had pneumonia and typhoid fever. I knew I was dying. One afternoon I was lying in bed and heard the door open. I didn't open my eyes
Basic Facts About HIV and AIDS
most common one that people might recognize is pneumocystis pneumonia . In the early days of the epidemic, the majority of people who died of AIDS died due to pneumocystis pneumonia . Q: Who is at risk for HIV/AIDS today? A: Everyone is
Understanding Childhood Vaccine Schedule Options
conjugate vaccine fights the bacteria that cause pneumococcal pneumonia (when the bacteria invades the lungs), bacteremia (when ..... were once a leading cause of childhood blood infections, pneumonia and meningitis. Hib can also lead to inflammations in the
Getting Better Medical Care
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