World Pneumonia Day

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: How can you protect your children from this serious and often fatal disease?
Air Date: 11/11/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Katherine Edwards, MD
Katherine Edwards Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, is the Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics and directs the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program.

She graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency and infectious disease fellowship at Northwestern University and her postdoctoral training in Immunology at Rush Medical School in Chicago.

Dr. Edwards joined the Vanderbilt Vaccine Program in 1980 and has conducted many pivotal vaccine studies since that time. She has had an extensive experience in leading NIH-funded multicenter initiatives; in designing, conducting, and analyzing pivotal Phase I, II, and III clinical studies on vaccines and therapeutics; in facilitating networking with basic and clinical investigators with a wide range of interests and expertise; and in mentoring many of the young investigators who currently work within the research unit.
World Pneumonia Day
Most of you might have heard about pneumonia, but what do you really know about this serious and often deadly disease?

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is primarily caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi that are transmitted from one person to another. It's important to know that it cannot be caused by cold and bad weather.

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, pneumonia is the leading cause of hospitalizations among children in the U.S.

What are some ways you can help protect your children from this serious illness?

Listen in as Katherine Edwards, MD, shares everything you need to know about pneumonia and World Pneumonia Day.
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