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Pneumonia Patients Nearly Twice as Likely to Suffer from Depression, Impairments, University of Michigan Health System and University of Washington School of Medicine Study


3/19/2013 7:18:03 AM

The long-term consequences of pneumonia can be more detrimental to a person's health than having a heart attack, according to joint research from the University of Michigan Health System and University of Washington School of Medicine. Older adults who are hospitalized for pneumonia have a significantly higher risk of new problems that affect their ability to care for themselves, and the effects are comparable to those who survive a heart attack or stroke, according to the new findings in the American Journal of Medicine.

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