Infection Control


Facts About ‘Flesh-Eating Bacteria’ and Precautions You...

After two cases of “flesh-eating bacteria” infections were reported recently from contact with waters off Florida’s west coast and panhandle, public health officials and physicians...

July 8, 2019 / 3 min read


Roundup: Latest on ‘Too Much Sitting’; Toxins...

Americans are Still Sitting for Too Long Or Less Active, New Research Shows Despite awareness campaigns and recommendations from doctors, dietitians and fitness trainers, Americans...

April 26, 2019 / 4 min read


Here’s Why Tuberculosis Can Still Be a...

While tuberculosis (TB) has not been a widespread health issue for Americans for decades, it remains a potentially serious threat here and worldwide, say public...

March 21, 2019 / 3 min read


Roundup: Cleansing the Brain of Toxins; MMR...

‘Deep Sleep’ Stage Helps Brain Flush Out Toxins, Researchers Find New research indicates that deep sleep can have a positive effect on the brain’s ability...

March 8, 2019 / 4 min read


Roundup: Stronger Flu Strain; Colorectal Cancer Screening;...

Stronger Flu Strain Accounts for Nearly Half of New Cases, CDC States This year’s flu season has not been as severe as last year’s, but...

March 1, 2019 / 4 min read


The Measles Threat: Here’s Why Getting Kids...

Here's what pediatricians, emergency physicians and public health officials want parents to know about measles. It is one of the most contagious viruses on Earth....

February 21, 2019 / 4 min read


Vaping’s Impact on Young Brains; Flu Uptick;...

Vaping by children and teens surged 75 percent  in 2018, compared to 2017, according to a policy statement issued this week by the American Academy of...

February 1, 2019 / 4 min read


Top 4 Essential Food Safety Tips

One in six Americans are likely to get sick from food poisoning this year, according to FoodSafety.gov, the multi-agency government site. Food poisoning also sends...

January 22, 2019 / 2 min read


New, High-in-Demand Vaccine Goes on Offensive to...

It often begins with a rash on the torso or the hairline. The red dots spread into a distinct line and swell into little blisters,...

January 16, 2019 / 3 min read