Wellness Wednesday: Causes and treatment for pneumonia
Mary Lou Retton rose to gold-medal winning prominence during the 1984 summer Olympic Games.
She was the epitome of youth and fitness in the 1980’s. That’s why it came as a shock when it was revealed recently that she was hospitalized and fighting for her life.
The cause was pneumonia. The illness can turn severe. It’s also one of the most common reasons for hospitalization.
Coming up on Wellness Wednesday, we’ll look at the causes and treatment of pneumonia.
We’ll also learn how people are using crowdfunding to pay medical bills.
And, the latest fitness craze is something people have been doing for quite a while.
- Mike Thompson, WOSU chief content director of radio
- Dr. Jay Kirkham, interventional pulmonologist critical care physician, Angelos Center for Lung Diseases at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore
- Nora Kenworthy, Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Nursing and Health Studies
- Hilary Achauer, health and fitness journalist
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