Tag: infection control

COVID-19 Roundup: Latest on Pfizer Booster for...

FDA Approves Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Shots for Those 65-plus, Certain Others at ‘High Risk’ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

September 24, 2021

Roundup: COVID-19 Booster Shots Seem Likely; Rate...

COVID-19 Booster Shots Could Be Reality Within 12 Months, Following by Annual Vaccinations Infectious disease experts have said for months...

April 23, 2021

Roundup: Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Offer Strong Protection...

Pfizer, Moderna: Updated Testing Finds Vaccines Highly Effective After Six Months The COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech provide at...

April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Reinfections More Common in Seniors;...

Coronavirus Reinfections Still Rare, But More Common in Those 65 or Older, Study Says Most people who have been infected...

March 26, 2021

Roundup: Top Predictors of Long COVID; Fewer...

Researchers Cite Top 5 Symptoms that Can ‘Predict’ Becoming COVID-19 Long Hauler, Study Finds Many studies are underway to determine...

March 19, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Hospitalizations Linked to Being Obese...

CDC: Vast Majority of People Hospitalized for COVID-19 Were Obese or Overweight A significant majority of people who have been...

March 12, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: This Age Group Fuels Transmission;...

Study: 20-to-49 Age Group a ‘Main Driver’ of COVID-19 Spread Across the U.S. Public health officials have said for months...

February 5, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Latest on ‘Double Masking’; CDC...

Does a ‘Double Mask’ Offer Better Protection? Yes. But a Single, Double-Layered Mask Works, CDC Still Says Public health officials...

January 29, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Immunity Can Last This Long...

Researchers: COVID-19 Can Provide Immunity From Reinfection for At Least 5 Months Scientists with Public Health England have found that...

January 22, 2021

Roundup: Asymptomatic Persons Transmit 59% of COVID-19...

New CDC Data: 59% of COVID-19 Cases Spread by Persons With No Symptoms People infected with COVID-19 who have no...

January 15, 2021

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Roundup: U.S. Experts Cannot Find ‘Sufficient’...

U.S. Task Force: No ‘Sufficient’ Evidence That Vitamin Supplements Prevent Heart Disease or Cancer For the average healthy adult with no known vitamin deficiency and...

Ask the Psychiatrist: Fireworks’ Effect on Stress...

Fireworks displays are a big part of many Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve celebrations, thrilling crowds as they fill the sky with streaking...

Migraines vs. Headaches: Know the Different...

For people who suffer from migraines, the pain is often described as an intense pulsing or throbbing in one area of the head. But for...

Baptist Health Emergency Medicine Specialist: “Fireworks...

Planning on celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks? Whether you’re lighting the fuse on some backyard fireworks or watching a professionally produced display,...

Surviving Cancer: Making the Most of...

At what point is a cancer patient a cancer survivor? It’s a question frequently asked of Darci McNally, LCSW, the director of oncology support services...

Toby Keith’s Health Revelation Prompts Reader...

Toby Keith fans were worried recently when the country music superstar revealed he has been treated for stomach cancer. “Will he be okay?” many asked....

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome vs. Bell’s Palsy:...

When singer Justin Bieber announced recently that he has Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, a rare condition that has paralyzed half his face, the news raised interest...

Exercising Outside Safely This Summer

Heat and humidity are facts of life during South Florida summers, as is the danger of heat-related illnesses. Don’t take the risk lightly. Learn what...

Baptist Health Acquires Sophisticated New Platform...

Always seeking to further the level of care available to cancer patients in the region, Baptist Health South Florida has added a sophisticated new radiosurgery...

Baptist Health Experts: Plan to Limit...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it plans to establish “a maximum nicotine level” to reduce the addictiveness of cigarettes and other combusted tobacco...