Infection Control


Experts: Raise Legal Smoking Age to 21,...

Across most states and communities, the legal age to buy tobacco products is 18, but raising that minimum age to 21 would save hundreds of...

March 13, 2015 / 2 min read


Watch Now: Justin’s Story – Winning The...

(VIDEO: Arcenio Chacon, M.D., medical director, pediatric intensive care at Baptist Children’s Hospital explains the complexities of Justin’s condition and his amazing recovery.) When Justin...

March 5, 2015 / 1 min read


Measles Reported in Travelers to Florida; Get...

State and federal health officials are tracking Florida residents who may have been exposed to measles from travelers. “In the past two weeks, four cases...

February 3, 2015 / 3 min read


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