Cortney Bloomer and Valerie CauhapeCarson City Health and Human Services

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January 16, 2013
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Get Healthy: Vaccine available to protect against pneumonia

This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINEFlu is dominating the press coverage lately, but there is another illness that should be on your mind this time of year: pneumonia. Pneumonia is a lung infection that can cause illness in people of all ages. Signs of pneumonia can include coughing, fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, rapid breathing or shortness of breath, chills, or chest pain. For some people, pneumonia can develop as a result of an infection with the flu. That’s why it’s important to encourage friends and …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 16, 2013 01:28AM Published Jan 16, 2013 01:27AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.