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Stay healthy: Canada Research Chair talks flu and pneumonia prevention


Photo: Cecilie Arcurs/Getty Images 

Published: ​November 14, 2018 

It's estimated that between 70 and 85 per cent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older. Flu can increase the risk for pneumonia, which more people over the age of 65 die from each year than car accidents. 

Zoomer Magazine spoke with MIRA member Dawn Bowdish, who is the Canada Research Chair on Aging and Immunity, about how changes to our immunity as we age can leave us more susceptible to pneumonia -- and what we can do about it. 

 Read the full article here


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