Infection Control


Most Children Who Died From Flu Were...

Most children who died from the flu during a recent four-year period were not vaccinated against the virus, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

April 5, 2017 / 2 min read


Zika Virus 2017: What You Need to...

With South Florida's rainy season and summer on the horizon, Baptist Health South Florida brought together some of the region's leading experts in a forum...

April 4, 2017 / 1 min read


Chronic Cough: When Is It Serious?

Occasional coughing is common. It can even be productive, helping  clear your airways of mucus and other irritants. But if a cough lasts more than...

March 1, 2017 / 2 min read


Fungus Among Us: Are You at Risk?

There’s a fungus out there that doesn’t want to be cured. Similar to how some bacterial infections have become resistant to antibiotics, certain strains of...

January 26, 2017 / 2 min read


Antibiotics: Curbing Their Misuse and Overuse

In the 21st century, our focus has turned from celebrating these medications for their ability to cure infections to looking for ways to reduce their...

January 3, 2017 / 3 min read


Roundup: An ‘Aerobic Fitness Check’ Could Help...

Actor Alan Thicke’s sudden death from a fatal heart attack this week at the age of 69 is shedding new light on cardiovascular screenings that...

December 16, 2016 / 4 min read


Frequent Handwashing & Other Infection Prevention Tips

Last season, only about 40 percent of Americans who are recommended to get a flu vaccine reported having been vaccinated by the end of November.

December 8, 2016 / 2 min read


Cold vs. Flu: The Lowdown on Upper...

“Upper respiratory infections” is how many physicians refer to the type of illness that is the No. 1 reason for Americans missing school or work....

December 5, 2016 / 2 min read


Screenings Aim to Reduce HIV, Hep-C Infection...

To meet the community’s needs, and based on revised recommendations issued by the CDC, Homestead Hospital started a routine HIV, Hep C screening program earlier...

December 1, 2016 / 3 min read