‘Pneumonia and Flu’ information Sept. 11
Updated: August 31, 2012 11:04AM
A health professional will present “Pneumonia and Flu” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Terrace Room at the Oak Park Arms retirement community, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. The public is welcome to attend this free event.
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by infection. Bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites can cause pneumonia. Pneumonia is a particular concern if you’re older than 65 or have a chronic illness or impaired immune system. It can also occur in young, healthy people.
Because pneumonia can be life-threatening, someone with symptoms should see the doctor as soon as possible, especially if there is a persistent cough, shortness of breath, chest pain and unexplained fever — especially a lasting fever of 102 F (38.9 C) or higher with chills and sweating.
Call Jill Wagner at (708) 386-4040 or visit www.oakparkarms.com.