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When Pneumonia Walks – Dr. Julie Philley

It can be so mild that you don’t even know you have it. Or, it can be the precursor to a disease requiring bed rest and even hospitalization. The non-medical term is “walking pneumonia” and it’s every bit as contagious as the more severe form of pneumonia. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, U.T. Health Northeast pulmonology expert Dr. Julie Philley discusses walking pneumonia.

What is walking pneumonia and how is it different from regular pneumonia? (first question)

How do you get walking pneumonia and is it contagious? (skip to 0:33)

What are the symptoms of walking pneumonia? (skip to0:50)

Is walking pneumonia more prevalent during certain times of year? (skip to 1:23)

How is walking pneumonia diagnosed? (skip to 1:42)

How is walking pneumonia treated? (skip to 2:17)

Are some people at greater risk for contracting walking pneumonia? (skip to 2:37)

What is the risk for more serious complications arising from having walking pneumonia? (skip to 3:04)

Is the pneumonia vaccine effective against walking pneumonia? (skip to 3:39)

What can be done to prevent getting walking pneumonia? (skip to 4:02)

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