Infection Control


Roundup: ‘Hand-Foot-Mouth’ Disease Common in Summer, CDC...

“Hand, foot, and mouth” disease is common in infants and young children, and there seems to be an uptick in cases nationwide, based on updated...

July 3, 2017 / 3 min read


Pet Reptiles: The Hidden Danger for Kids...

When Jody Nobles’ four-week old daughter, Lilly, had a high fever, little did she know what caused her daughter to be so sick.  After failed...

June 21, 2017 / 2 min read


Homestead Hospital Pioneering HIV Awareness

As part of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, health officials are saluting a unique screening program at Homestead Hospital that is helping to...

April 10, 2017 / 2 min read


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