"Keeping Up With The Joneses" By John Coleman

Paul Jones left Jamaica with twenty dollars in his pocket and a bicycle to live with his aunt. Susan came from a large farm in a small town in Ohio with a population of sixty-two.

How could a better selection be made than a young farm girl in nursing school who meets her husband while he is in medical school? A few years and four children later (Stephanie, Andrew, Nathan and Juno), they continue to work together as a volunteer nurse and physician at the Neighborhood Health Clinic.

Paul and Susan moved to Naples in 1990. Paul was a founder of Anchor Health Centers, serving as its President until 2002. He is a past Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Naples Community Hospital, President-elect of the Medical Staff at Naples Community Hospital, and among other activities and multiple honors, is a past President of the Naples North Rotary Club. He currently has a concierge practice in Naples. Susan's nursing career has involved oncology, medical/surgery, home health care and rehabilitation. She was recently named as an Honoree of the 2013 Women of Initiative.


What is pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Your lungs have 2 main parts: airways (also called bronchial tubes) and alveoli (also called air sacs). When you breathe, the air moves down through your airways and into your alveoli (say: "al-vee-oh-lie"). From the alveoli, oxygen goes into your blood while carbon dioxide moves out of your blood. When you have pneumonia, your alveoli get inflamed (irritated and swollen) and fill with fluid. This makes it difficult for you to breathe.

Pneumonia is usually caused by bacteria or a virus. It can also be caused by fungi or irritants that you breathe into your lungs.


What is Ebola virus disease?

Ebola virus disease is a rare but serious disease caused by infection with the Ebola virus. It was first identified in 1976 near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire).

Since March of 2014, there have been outbreaks of Ebola virus disease in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Nigeria and Senegal also reported a small number of cases, but the virus has been contained in these countries. On average, Ebola virus disease leads to death in about half of the people who are infected.


What is the common cold and the flu?

The common cold and the flu are viral infections of the respiratory tract, which includes the throat, nose, airways and lungs.

How can I tell if I have a cold or the flu?

Although the common cold and the flu share many similar symptoms, they are 2 different conditions.


Food Poisoning occurs when a person ingests something that contains harmful bacteria, viruses or parasites. Sometimes bacteria produce a toxin that cause symptoms of the food borne illness. In our country there have been many reports over the years of different food borne illnesses; the most recent being the 2011 outbreak of Listeria in 23 states.