Tag: infection control

Roundup: COVID-19 Shutdowns Prevented 60 Million Infections;...

Lockdowns, Social-Distancing Policies Prevented Millions of Additional COVID-19 Cases, New Study Finds Policies involving lockdowns, sheltering-in-place and social distancing helped...

June 12, 2020

COVID-19 Cleanup: The Proper Way of Discarding...

The good news: People are increasingly wearing gloves and masks, or home-made face coverings, in public to protect themselves and...

April 22, 2020

Baptist Health Experts Offer Guidance, Protection Tips...

Baptist Health South Florida featured a panel discussion Wednesday about the Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19. As questions and concerns...

March 5, 2020

Cold vs. Flu: The Lowdown on Upper...

“Upper respiratory infections” is how many physicians refer to the type of illness that is the No. 1 reason for...

December 26, 2019

Do You Know If You Need A...

As the measles outbreak continues to spread in many states, public health officials are urging parents to vaccinate their kids...

May 6, 2019

Antibiotic Resistance on the Rise — Here’s...

Antibiotics used as frontline treatment to fight bacterial infections have saved millions of lives, but a new report is raising...

November 14, 2018

Roundup: Skin Cancer, Kratom and Childhood Obesity

U.S. Health Experts Urge Skin Cancer Counseling for Kids, Young Adults Doctors should advise families early on about skin cancer...

April 6, 2018

Top 7 Germiest Public Places (Infographic)

Keeping your hands clean after proper washing is the best protection against getting sick or spreading illness, according to public...

December 4, 2017

Standing Water: Protect Your Family From Infections,...

In addition to street flooding from seasonal rainstorms, South Florida gets an extra dose of standing water throughout October and...

October 9, 2017

Roundup: U.S. Cancer Death Rate Declining But...

A new report finds that 25 percent fewer adults died from cancer in 2014, compared to 1991. That means that...

September 22, 2017

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Need-to-Know Facts About Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion...

Even by South Florida standards, Miami-Dade has been extraordinarily hot this summer, breaking several daily records for high temperatures throughout June. The higher temperatures result...

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As a second wave of COVID-19 cases continues to spread across South Florida, Baptist Health is commited to caring for the community, especially those with...

Roundup: Obesity’s Link to Severe COVID-19...

CDC: Obesity Now Most Common U.S. Health Condition to Raise Risk of Severe COVID-19 Illness After reviewing published reports, pre-print studies, and various other data...

Grilling Foods Safely for July 4th...

During the long 4th of July holiday and throughout the summer, grilling food safely should be of concern for families in South Florida.  According to...

Fireworks Safety Update for This 4th...

This year, if you’re planning to attend a gathering for the Fourth of July holiday, social distancing guidelines should be top-of-mind. But if fireworks are...

Miami Cancer Institute Researchers Pivot to...

Physician scientists at Miami Cancer Institute are leveraging their research expertise and clinical technology to develop novel treatments for COVID-19. Jump-starting new studies in a...

Hip Arthroscopy: Minimally Invasive Procedure to...

With advances in surgical instrumentation and techniques, hip arthroscopy has evolved to help patients with certain injuries or positional hip pain to return to normal...

Miami Cancer Institute: Fighting Cancer, Keeping...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Miami Cancer Institute has remained fully operational ― using extreme caution to ensure safety while providing lifesaving treatments to patients. Today,...

Protecting Kids from Sun’s UV Rays...

A few serious sunburns throughout childhood can increase your son’s or daughter’s risk of skin cancer later in life, according to dermatologists, skin cancer specialists...