Coming down with pneumonia can be a serious concern for anyone but it’s especially worrisome for seniors, for whom pneumonia is the 4th leading cause of death. And now a new research study finds that about 25% of adults with community-acquired pneumonia strike out on the first round of antibiotics they are given. Coming out of the California research foundation LA BioMed, the research reports that patients over 65 are at special risk for antibiotic failure and twice as likely to be hospitalized for pneumonia compared to younger patients. All of this suggests that when pneumonia is diagnosed in an older person, careful monitoring and perhaps more aggressive use of antibiotics may be called for. Read more about this research Here, and to better understand the concerns of pneumonia in older patients, Read Here.