Infection Control


Gut Check — Probiotics and Your Health

In our germ-conscious culture, bacteria often are associated with illness and uncleanliness. We carry around bottles of antibacterial gel, wash our hands and bodies with...

January 13, 2015 / 3 min read


CDC: Flu Hits Epidemic Level; Tips for...

The CDC’s assessment of an "epidemic" flu level is based on reports of high rates of “influenza-like illness” from Florida and 21 other states for...

January 5, 2015 / 2 min read


Infection Protection, Evils of Sugar Top 2014's...

The year 2014 was full of eye-opening research and alarming health alerts, with headlines including threats from potentially harmful viruses, too much sugar and expanding...

December 31, 2014 / 5 min read


Protection from Travel Infection

The holiday season is officially here. And like in the old familiar song, you’re likely taking a trip to Grandmother’s house this winter. But even...

December 8, 2014 / 3 min read


CDC: Chance of Severe Flu Season, Toy...

The 2014-2015 flu season could be “severe,” and much of the influenza virus already in circulation has mutated and is affecting even those who have...

December 5, 2014 / 3 min read


Safe Shopping: Clean Hands, Clean Food

Do you know where your shopping cart has been? Researchers found potentially harmful bacteria on 72 percent of shopping carts, with 50 percent of the...

November 26, 2014 / 3 min read


Watch Now: Germ-Zapping Robot at Doctors Hospital

(VIDEO: Watch “Magneto,” Doctors Hospital’s Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot in action, and hear why it is making a difference in patient safety.) It may look like...

November 18, 2014 / 1 min read


Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screenings, Eye...

Medicare will soon start paying for annual lung cancer screenings for people at high risk. Eye infections increase. Smartphones linked to injuries to small kids.

November 14, 2014 / 3 min read


Ebola Preparedness: FIU Expert Stresses Vigilance, Education...

(VIDEO: Dr. Aileen Marty talks about the importance of containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus) A wide range of topics related to Ebola...

October 24, 2014 / 1 min read


Ebola Preparedness: Taking Necessary Precautions, Monitoring Developments

Baptist Health South Florida is prepared to safely and effectively handle any potential cases of the virus and is taking all of the necessary precautions...

October 17, 2014 / 1 min read